Tourism spending up

Figures looking ever more rosy.

Figures looking ever more rosy.

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EVEN before the start of the summer holiday season, tourists here had spent $135 million over the year, the Government’s latest monthly regional tourism estimates suggest.

Data released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) yesterday estimates that tourists spent $10 million in November alone.

That equated to a 7 percent rise for the year to November, compared to the previous year.

MBIE manager of sector trends Peter Ellis said that of the 2016 tourism spend, international visitors spent $27 million (up 17 percent compared with the year to November 2015), and domestic tourists spent $108 million (up 4 percent) in that period.

“When it comes to monthly expenditure, tourism spend in Gisborne for the month of November 2016 is up 7 percent compared with November 2015.”

The tourism spend across the whole of the Tourism Eastland region, which also includes Opotiki and Wairoa, rose 6.2 percent to $158m.

EVEN before the start of the summer holiday season, tourists here had spent $135 million over the year, the Government’s latest monthly regional tourism estimates suggest.

Data released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) yesterday estimates that tourists spent $10 million in November alone.

That equated to a 7 percent rise for the year to November, compared to the previous year.

MBIE manager of sector trends Peter Ellis said that of the 2016 tourism spend, international visitors spent $27 million (up 17 percent compared with the year to November 2015), and domestic tourists spent $108 million (up 4 percent) in that period.

“When it comes to monthly expenditure, tourism spend in Gisborne for the month of November 2016 is up 7 percent compared with November 2015.”

The tourism spend across the whole of the Tourism Eastland region, which also includes Opotiki and Wairoa, rose 6.2 percent to $158m.

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