12 Aug 2009

Accommodation numbers down

12:20 pm on 12 August 2009

Statistics New Zealand says total guest nights in short-term commercial accommodation were 1.6 million in June - a fall of 5% on the June 2008 figures.

International guest nights were down 8% with domestic guest nights down by 3%.

Eleven of the 12 regions had fewer guest nights, with Auckland showing the largest decrease.

All five accommodation types recorded fewer guest nights, with motels experiencing the largest decrease.