Visitor arrivals to New Zealand in July 2014 (196,900) was the highest ever for a July month!

The number of visitor arrivals to New Zealand in July 2014 (196,900) was the highest ever for a July month. It surpassed the previous July high of 183,700 in 2013. More holiday visitors from Indonesia, Australia, and China helped boost visitor arrivals to a new July record. The increase from Indonesia was mainly due to visitors travelling during the Ramadan holiday period. In the July 2014 year, visitor arrivals numbered 2.80 million, up 6 percent from the July 2013 year. New Zealand's top four sources of visitors were Australia, China, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

New Zealand Tourism Sector Outlook: A round up of the latest tourism data from the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment released the New Zealand Tourism Sector Outlook forecasts for 2014 - 2020. The report shows that the long term outlook for the tourism sector is positive with growth in visitor numbers and spending expected. Spending by international visitors is expected to grow by 25 per cent to $8.3 billion by 2020. Over the same period, visitor numbers are expected to grow by about 850,000 (31 per cent) to 3.6 million. Australia and China continue to be key markets to New Zealand. Source MBIE

Posted: Monday 15 September 2014

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