Visitor arrivals to New Zealand up 6% in Aug-2017, departures up 7%

    Statistics New Zealand reported (21-Sep-2017) international visitor arrivals to New Zealand for Aug-2017. Details include:

    • Total international visitor arrivals: 233,991, +5.8% year-on-year;
      • Oceania: 122,400, +4.3%;
        • Australia: 111,312, +4.9%;
      • Asia: 67,920, +15.2%;
        • China: 29,232, +11.9%;
        • Hong Kong: 3904, +37.9%;
        • Japan: 10,240, +9.0%;
        • South Korea: 4688, +7.3%;
        • Malaysia: 4432, +17.9%;
        • Singapore: 3248, +2.0%;
      • Europe: 20,320, +3.1%;
        • UK: 7808, -1.0%;
        • Germany: 3232, -5.2%;
      • Americas: 17,888, -10.1%;
        • USA: 12,736, -14.5%;
        • Canada: 2384, -5.7%;
      • Africa and Middle East: 3328, +1.5%;
        • South Africa: 864, -35.7%;
    • Departures: 252,117, +7.2%. [more – original PR]