International visitor survey shows 'strong summer'

International visitor survey shows 'strong summer'
96% of international visitors said their expectations had been met or were exceeded. (Image: RealNZ)
Jem Traylen
A resurgent tourism industry saw international visitors spend $4.5 billion in the March quarter - a third more in real terms than during the same time a year ago.The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released the results of the International Visitor Survey for the March quarter last week, noting that overall visitor spending returned to 80% of pre-pandemic levels, which it attributed to a shift in the visitor make-up.MBIE said the number of higher-spending visitors from countries such as China, and those coming for holiday...

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