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Aussies flocking to New Zealand in droves

Paul McBeth
Tue, 12 Nov 2019

Australian tourists are travelling to New Zealand in growing numbers, more than offsetting the ongoing decline in Chinese visitors. Stats NZ figures show the number of short-term Australian visitors was 131,400 in September, up 6.4 percent from the same month a year earlier, taking the annual tally to 1.53 million, up 3.8 percent. That made up for fewer Chinese - New Zealand's second-biggest tourist pool - with a 15 percent slide in the monthly number of visitors at 27,500 for an 8.8 percent decline in annual Chinese visitors at 413,000.&n...

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