NZ spending up
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.”