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Tourism spending on the rise in regions

Posted on 07/03/2018 by

Tourism spending is on the rise throughout New Zealand.

The latest data from the Ministry of Business and Innovation (MBIE) shows tourism spending rose in all regions during the year to January 2018.

This includes spending in Kaikoura, which is still recovering from the earthquake.

The fastest growing regions (in terms of expenditure) are as follows:

  • West Coast (up 12%)
  • Tasman (up 12%)
  • Taranaki (up 10%)
  • Southland (up 9%)

MBIE’s spokesperson, Mark Gordon, says tracking tourism spending in the regions helps the regions plan for the future.

“Tourism spending information for the regions helps inform investment and planning in the tourism industry by providing insight into where both domestic and international tourists are spending their money,” he says.

The continued growth of tourism in regional New Zealand will come as good news for those thinking about studying towards a tourism qualification.

Tourism is an excellent career choice for those who wish to be able to work all throughout New Zealand. There are jobs in the big cities and small towns and everywhere in between – and as this latest data suggests, regional tourism is only going from strength to strength.

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