NZ tourism numbers surge in key markets

Tourism New Zealand is reporting significant gains in visitor numbers over the past year - with an estimated 150,000 extra people gracing our shores.

The number of arrivals from Germany rose by 16.6%, while visitor numbers rose by 2.8% for the UK and 11.7% for the USA.

There was also strong growth in the Asian markets, with Singapore up 18.6% and Malaysia up 19.4%. An increase in the number of arrivals was also recorded in Indonesia, India and China.

The Australian market also continued to grow - up 4.4% for the year. However, the slow start to the ski season meant that numbers fell slightly last month.

However, Tourism New Zealand says it is confident that the recent cold snap will help boost numbers through the main part of the ski season from July until September.


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