Visitors from China top 300,000

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand numbered 2.96 million in the April 2015 year, up 7% on the previous year and the highest-ever annual total, according to Statistics New Zealand.

The number of visitors from China topped 300,000 for the first time. Read more.

TIA’s Senior Insight Advisor Steve Riley says it is also timely to note visitor arrivals from the Philippines grew 10.6% YE April 2015 to 12,016. Although this is still off a small base, this market is likely to see significant growth when the new Philippine Airlines service commences in December 2015. Read more