I will be visiting New zealand next year when England play cricket. Smart money says there will be a test in Auckland so I thought I would start looking early for accommodation.
When I go on holiday to the Caribbean BA and Virgin normally have the best hotel deals (I assume this is because they fly thousands of holidaymakers to the islands every day and that gives them great purchasing power). I assumed that a similar principle would apply in New Zealand, but the rates for hotels via the Air New zealand web site are extortionate.
Does anyone know why this is? Are there any other site that provide good deals outside the popular ones (expedia, booking.com etc)