29 Nov 2008

Visitor numbers to NZ continue to fall

10:12 pm on 29 November 2008

The number of people visiting New Zealand continues to fall.

New figures show the number of those holidaying here dropped by 9.4% in October compared with the same month last year.

The number of tourists visiting from China fell by nearly 30% in October.

There has also been a drop in the number of visitors arriving from Korea and the United States.

The number of people travelling to New Zealand for business or conference purposes also dropped by more than 5%, reflecting the current economic conditions.