Arrivals in New Zealand reach new record high

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Business | No Comments

Visitor arrivals in New Zealand increased by 3% in January 2015 to 302,400, compared with a year ago, according to official figures from New Zealand. The data shows that arrivals from Australia drove the increase in visitor numbers, with more holidaymakers, people visiting friends and relatives, and business travelers. In comparison, the number of visitors arriving from China fell relative to January last year and population statistics manager Vina Cullum said this could be because of a change in timing of the Chinese New Year. Australia is New Zealand’s biggest source of visitors and also contributed the biggest annual increase in visitors, up 31,100 to 1.26 million in the January 2015 year. China, the United States, and the United Kingdom are the next biggest sources of visitors.
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