Chinese tourists to NZ rise to an annual record in April

Thu, 21 May 2015

By Anna Lu May 21 (BusinessDesk) - Chinese tourists visiting New Zealand rose to an annual record in April, helping push total visitor arrivals to a new high. Visitor numbers from China rose 26 percent to a record 302,128 in the year through April, Statistics New Zealand said in a statement. Total annual visitor arrivals increased 6.7 percent to 2.96 million. China is expected to overtake Australia as the biggest tourism market in expenditure terms within seven years, although Australia will likely to continue to be the largest source...

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