Chinese tourists prop up New Zealand accommodation sector in May

A surge in Chinese language Site visitors Assisted to offset a Reduce in visitor nights at Industrial Lodging in New Zealand in May possibly, In accordance to figures from the Federal government statistics Company.

Worldwide guest nights Had been up 9.7 % Yr on Yr in May possibly, Although domestic guest nights fell by 6.4 %, Statistics New Zealand Stated Tuesday.

General, Complete Countrywide guest nights for May possibly Had been Affordable just 0.4 % Yr on Yr.

"Worldwide guest nights Ongoing to Increase strongly, but Had been offset in May possibly by a fallback in domestic guest nights," Company indicators senior manager Neil Kelly Stated in a Assertion.

"May possibly 2015 was a Report May possibly Thirty day period for domestic and Complete guest nights."

Visitor arrivals numbered 193,600 in May possibly, a new May possibly Report, Statistics New Zealand Stated Final Thirty day period.

For only the Next time on Report, Vacationer arrivals from China at 22,200 exceeded People from Australia at 20,200.

The only other time when arrivals from China surpassed People from Australia was Feb 2015.

For the Yr ended May possibly, Countrywide guest nights Had been up 5.3 % from the May possibly 2015 Yr.

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