Visitor arrivals to New Zealand up 8% in May-2017, departures up 11%

    Statistics New Zealand reported (21-Jun-2017) international visitor arrivals to New Zealand up 8% year-on-year in May-2017. Details include:

    • Total international visitor arrivals: 209,170, +8.0% year-on-year;
      • Oceania: 97,472, +10.7%;
        • Australia: 86,384, +11.9%;
      • Asia: 65,872, +1.8%;
        • China: 27,568, -5.0%;
        • Malaysia: 5280, +13.4%;
        • Japan: 5152, -7.2%;
        • South Korea: 5008, +3.0%;
        • Singapore: 3584, -3.4%;
        • Hong Kong: 3056, +23.2%;
      • Europe: 17,440, +14.5%;
        • UK: 7552, +18.6%;
        • Germany: 2736, +2.4%;
      • Americas: 23,552, +18.9%;
        • USA: 16,960, +17.4%;
        • Canada: 2624, +5.1%;
      • Africa and Middle East: 2352, -12.0%;
        • South Africa: 928, -19.4%;
    • Departures: 233,063, +10.7%.