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Rise in hotel stays in July

Overnight stays in hotels rose 4 percent in July from the year before -- the only accommodation type to record growth, Statistics New Zealand (SNZ) said today.While hotels had an increase of 34,000 guest nights, motels were down 17,000, backpackers were d

NZPA
Mon, 13 Sep 2010

Overnight stays in hotels rose 4 percent in July from the year before -- the only accommodation type to record growth, Statistics New Zealand (SNZ) said today.

While hotels had an increase of 34,000 guest nights, motels were down 17,000, backpackers were down 7000 and holiday parks were down 5000 -- all had a reduction of 2 percent.

International guest nights rose 2 percent in July 2010 compared to July 2009, while domestic guest nights were down 1 percent. As a result, total guest nights in July were similar to July last year, up 0.2 percent at 2.2 million.

SNZ said the trend in total guest nights has been decreasing since October 2009, but appears to have flattened in recent months.

Four of the 12 regions recorded a rise in guest nights. The Bay of Plenty recorded the biggest increase, up 12 percent (24,000 guests), which was largely driven by a rise in domestic guest nights.

The Otago region had a 3 percent (12,000) increase, influenced by a rise in international guest nights, while Southland rose 9 percent (3000) and Northland rose 1 percent (1000).

Taranaki/Manawatu-Wanganui had the biggest decrease in guest nights, down 9 percent (15,000), mostly due to a similar-sized decrease in domestic guest nights.

NZPA
Mon, 13 Sep 2010
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