12 Apr 2012

Guest nights down

12:06 pm on 12 April 2012

Guest nights in short-term accommodation fell in February.

Statistics New Zealand recorded 3.2 million guest nights in February - 1.5% more than in January on a seasonally-adjusted basis, but 2% lower than in the same month a year ago.

South Island guest nights fell 8.3% from February 2011, while North Island guest nights rose 2.8%.

International guest nights fell more than 11% in the year, while domestic guest nights rose 7%.