NZ spend­ing up

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IN­TER­NA­TIONAL vis­i­tor spend­ing in New Zealand is grow­ing at a faster rate than vis­i­tor ar­rivals, ac­cord­ing to gov­ern­ment fig­ures.

In the year to 30 Jun, to­tal vis­i­tor spend was up 9% to NZ$11.13 bil­lion, while vis­i­tor ar­rival num­bers were up 4% to 3.78 mil­lion.

“Vis­i­tor ar­rivals are con­tin­u­ing to grow, al­beit at a more mod­er­ate pace over the short term,” says Tourism NZ chief ex­ec­u­tive Stephen Eng­land-Hall.

“Over the long-term through to 2024, we ex­pect pos­i­tive growth from all markets with vis­i­tor spend ex­ceed­ing NZ$14.8 bil­lion.”

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