Business event travel worth USD400m in New Zealand in 2016

    Tourism New Zealand stated (16-Jul-2018) business events “provide an opportunity to attract high value international visitors”. Business events arrivals into New Zealand “have been growing steadily” over the past three years. Australia is the largest contributor, with 40% of business contributors into New Zealand. China and the US rank second and third, respectively, with 11% and 9%. The average delegate spend per night is NZD334 (USD226), roughly double that of leisure international visitors. Overall., convention and conference delegate spend in New Zealand reached NZD588 million (USD398 million) in 2016. [more – original PR]