8 July 2016: Top regional performers

MBIE’s new Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates provide an estimate of international and domestic visitor spend for May 2016.

They show the five regions with the greatest percentage growth for YE May 2016 were Otago (+10%), Nelson (+9%), Auckland (+8%), Wellington (+7%) and Waikato (+7%).

The latest visitor expenditure statistics show that the Hamilton & Waikato region garnered over $1.276b annual visitor expenditure for the year ended May 2016:

International expenditure in the region sits at $272m and domestic expenditure totals over $1b (year ended May 2016).

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