National guest nights were up 5.3% for the year ending July, and there have been 16 consecutive months of increase.
North Island guest nights were up 5.7% and the South Island up 1.4%. Eleven of the 12 regional areas showed increases. Domestic guest nights grew 4.4% and international 3.3%. All accommodation types (hotels, motels, backpackers, holiday parks) showed an increase in guest nights.
Source: TIA Newsletter Friday 11 September 2015