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Tourists still coming but growth is slowing

Rebecca Howard
Thu, 12 Dec 2019

New Zealand’s $17 billion international tourism sector continues to benefit from a rising number of visitors, but the growth is slowing.A total of 283,800 international visitors made the trek to New Zealand in October, up 0.1 percent on the year.  In the 12 months to the end of October, visitor arrivals lifted 2.1 percent to 3.9 million. The latest data marks the lowest annual growth in an October year since 2012, Stats NZ said.Stats NZ reiterated that the number of visitors from Asia continues to ease. However, while it said that decline...

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