Visitor arrivals to New Zealand up 3% in Sep-2017, departures up 2%

    Statistics New Zealand reported (20-Oct-2017) international visitor arrivals to New Zealand for Sep-2017. Details include:

    • Total international visitor arrivals: 252,746, +3.1% year-on-year;
      • Oceania: 137,840, +3.3%;
        • Australia: 126,912, +3.9%;
      • Asia: 67,264, +9.9%;
        • China: 30,704, +12.9%;
        • Hong Kong: 3024, +35.0%;
        • Japan: 6336, -2.5%;
        • South Korea: 6688, +25.5%;
        • Malaysia: 4416, -14.6%;
        • Singapore: 3440, -9.3%;
      • Europe: 22,368, -1.6%;
        • UK: 7872, -4.5%;
        • Germany: 4864, -2.6%;
      • Americas: 20,032, -7.9%;
        • USA: 13,232, -12.7%;
        • Canada: 2384, -13.4%;
      • Africa and Middle East: 2912, -11.2%;
        • South Africa: 1200, -21.1%;
    • Departures: 273,569, +2.1%. [more – original PR]