Increases in international visitors in the South Island drives growth in New Zealand guest nights

    Statistics New Zealand reported (15-Feb-2018) guest nights increased 4% year-on-year in Dec-2017, led by an 8.3% increase in international guest nights in the South Island and helped by a record month for international visitor arrivals. The New Zealand wide growth followed similar rates of increase in Oct-2017 and Nov-2017. In the year ended Dec-2017, over 39 million guest nights were spent in short-term commercial accommodation, an increase of 2.5%. [more – original PR]