NZ tourism lost ground to dairy exports in quake year of 2011, still lifted income

Thu, 21 Jun 2012

By Hannah Lynch June 21 (BusinessDesk) – Tourists increased their spending in New Zealand even as the sector slipped behind dairy as the overall biggest exporter in the earthquake year ended March 31, 2011, a new industry study shows. The State of the Tourism Sector's 2012 report, which uses figures from the previous March year, shows tourism spending rose 2.7 percent to $23 billion in the 12-months ending in March last year. The data was collated by the Tourism Industry Association and Lincoln University. Tourism earned $9.7 billion in the...

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