Visitor arrivals to New Zealand down 3% in Mar-2019, arrivals from the Americas a bright spot

    Statistics New Zealand reported (14-May-2019) visitor arrivals to New Zealand for Mar-2019. Details include:

    • Visitor arrivals: 378,270, -2.6% year-on-year;
      • Oceania: 147,766, -7.9%;
        • Australia: 131,587, -8.7%;
      • Asia: 96,285, -6.1%;
        • China: 41,063, -5.5%;
        • Japan: 12,916, +7.9%;
        • South Korea: 8737, -4.4%;
        • Taiwan: 5205, +31.7%;
        • Hong Kong: 4194, -40.0%;
      • Europe: 55,694, -8.6%;
        • UK: 23,668, -15.8%;
        • Germany: 11,509, +0.7%;
      • Americas: 64,347, +12.7%;
        • US: 48,613, +18.8%;
        • Canada: 9887, +17.0%;
      • Africa and the Middle East: 5338, +8.0%.