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.