11 Nov 2011

International guest nights jump by 21% in September

4:16 pm on 11 November 2011

International guest nights jumped by 21% in September, boosted by Rugby World Cup visitors.

But that was offset by a 12% fall in domestic guest nights, because the school holidays were shifted to October.

Overall, guest nights in short-term accommodation rose just 0.3%.

North Island guest nights rose almost 8%, while South Island guest nights fell 11%.

Twenty-five of the 33 scheduled World Cup games in September were held in the North Island.