March guest nights down 4% from last year's earlier Easter

March guest nights down 4% from last year's earlier Easter
Rebecca Howard
By Rebecca Howard May 14 (BusinessDesk) - Total guest nights spent in hotels, motels, backpackers, and holiday parks fell 4 percent in March from a year earlier largely due to the timing of Easter.  “Guest nights fell across the country in March this year compared with last year, when Easter occurred partly in March,” Stats NZ accommodation statistics manager Melissa McKenzie said. Easter Sunday was April 1 last year while this year it fell on April 21.   March 2019 guest night numbers were 3.7 percent higher than March 2017, a more co...

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