13 Aug 2012

Accommodation numbers up

1:00 pm on 13 August 2012

Total guest nights at hotels, motels, backpackers and holiday parks climbed 4% in June, compared with May.

The rise was driven by a lift of almost 9% in the number of domestic guests. International guest numbers rose 4%.

Most of the rise occurred in the North Island, particularly Auckland, with hotels showing a strong increase.

South Island guest nights rose by almost 2%.