Tourism NZ: China and US growth lead to record 1Q2018 international spending

    Tourism New Zealand (Tourism NZ) reported (21-May-2018) international visitor spend for the year to Mar-2018 of NZD10.9 billion (USD7.6 billion), including record first quarter spending of NZD4.2 billion (USD2.9 billion). Largest source markets by spending were:

    • Australia: NZD2.6 billion (USD1.8 billion);
    • China: NZD1.7 billion (USD1.2 billion);
    • US: NZD1.3 billion (USD900 million). [more – original PR]