Strong summer spending

International visitor spending in January 2015 was 9% higher than January 2014, according to the latest Regional Tourism Indicators. The Queenstown, Rotorua, South Canterbury and Wairarapa RTO regions showed particularly strong spending.

In January 2015 domestic spend was 3% higher than in January 2014. There were mixed results with the Auckland, Christchurch, Rotorua and Wellington RTO regions performing better in January 2015 than in January 2014, while Dunedin and Queenstown RTOs saw a decrease.

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