25 September 2015: Record August arrivals

International visitor arrivals reached a new high for the month of August, up 7% on August 2014.

China, Australia and the US showed the largest increases, collectively accounting for 73% of the growth.

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Visitor arrival growth will be further boosted when several new air services commence later in the year, including the new Air New Zealand Houston to Auckland service. Growing sustainable air connectivity is a critical part of the Tourism 2025 growth framework.