24 March 16: Arrivals up 10%

International visitor arrivals increased 10% to 3.2 million in the year ending February over the previous year, including an extra 9200 visitors who arrived on 29 February thanks to Leap Year.

TIA Policy and Insight Specialist Steve Riley says along with the strong performance out of Asia (+19.8%) and the Americas (+10.7%), it is encouraging to see 36,128 (+8.1%) more visitors from Europe. The European market will be further stimulated through better air connections with the new Doha to Auckland service to be launched at the end of 2016 and the new Dubai to Auckland air service. 

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