Tourist numbers perk up; Aussies more than offset declining Asian arrivals

Tourist numbers perk up; Aussies more than offset declining Asian arrivals
Paul McBeth
A growing number of Australian tourists more than offset declining Asian and European visitor numbers as the pace of growth across the sector continues to moderate. Short-term visitor arrivals increased 1.8 percent to 251,100 in August from the same month a year earlier, Statistics New Zealand figures show.Short-term visitor arrivals were up 2.5 percent at 3.8 million in the 12 months ended August, due largely to a 3 percent, or 44,400, increase in Australian visitors to 1.52 million. That more than offset the 3.9 percent decline in Asian...

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