11 September 2015: Accommodation growth trend

The latest commercial accommodation figures, released by Statistics New Zealand, show accommodation growth is continuing strongly.

National guest nights were up 5.3% for the year ending July, and there have been 16 consecutive months of increase.

North Island guest nights were up 5.7% and the South Island up 1.4%. Eleven of the 12 regional areas showed increases. Domestic guest nights grew 4.4% and international 3.3%. All accommodation types (hotels, motels, backpackers, holiday parks) showed an increase in guest nights.

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Source: TIA Newsletter Friday 11 September 2015