International arrivals were up 10.7% in the year ending February 2016, with New Zealand welcoming more than 3.5 million visitors annually for the first time.
The China slowdown in growth continued, though still at a respectable 9.4%. German annual visitor arrivals numbered more than 100,000 for the first time. READ MORE
January guest nights
International guest nights increased 6.9% in January 2017 compared with January 2016, while domestic guest nights decreased 2.7%. Guest nights were up in most regions, with the biggest increase (9.9%) in the Hawkes Bay-Gisborne area.
Guest nights increased 5.5% for the YE January 2017. READ MORE
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