2014 finishing up on a high

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand reached a record 2.84 million in the year to November 2014.

This was 5% higher than the previous period. Compared with the previous year, the biggest annual increases were from Australia (up 2.9% or 35,700), China (up 11.5% or 26,500), and the USA (up 11.2% or 22,000). Germany, India, Singapore and Japan recorded the next-biggest increases. Read more.