Visitor spend up 21% to $8.2 billion

Spending by international visitors has surged in the year ending March 2015 with a huge 21% increase to an estimated $8.2 billion compared with the YE March 2014.

The growth was driven by New Zealand’s major tourism markets, with significant increases in total spending by visitors from China, up an estimated 61%, the UK up 39% and Germany up 35%.

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