12 Feb 2015

Tourism industry reports rising numbers

11:13 pm on 12 February 2015

New figures from Statistics New Zealand indicate the tourism industry is increasingly robust.


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The figures show the number of people staying overnight in paid holiday accommodation rose 7.1 percent in December 2014 compared with a year earlier.

They show Canterbury and Otago were the main contributers to this growth but all 12 regional areas showed some increase.

North Island guest-night figures were up 5.2 percent, and South Island guest-nights rose 9.9 percent.

The survey covers hotels, motels, backpacker accommodation, and holiday parks.