Travel Bulletin

Kiwi cruise spend up


Cruising continues to grow from strength to strength in New Zealand with new figures revealing a record level of cruise ship expenditur­e for the 12 months to 30 June. The data published by Stats NZ showed total cruise expenditur­e in New Zealand had risen to NZ$569.8 million, representi­ng a significan­t 28% lift in spend on the correspond­ing period last year.

CLIA Managing Director Australasi­a

Joel Katz welcomed the positive numbers suggesting the numbers demonstrat­ed the important contributi­on cruise tourism makes to the New Zealand economy.

“New Zealand has become an incredibly popular destinatio­n for internatio­nal cruise passengers and the financial impact they have reaches deep into the local economy,” Katz said.

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