Border crossings breach a million, but still a third down

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(Image: Queenstown Airport)
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More than one million visitors headed through border control in January, the first time two-way traffic has gone into seven figures since March 2020. That's still 500,000 down on January 2020.Statistics New Zealand counted 514,100 arrivals and 497,000 departures for the first month of 2023, including 265,400 overseas visitor arrivals. That compared to just 4,000 last January, in the midst of what normally would have been NZ's peak tourist season, when border covid restrictions were still in play.While January saw a dip of 94,500 on...

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