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Friday , September 22 2017

Malaysia Largest NZ Visitor Increase for March 2017

According to the latest stats from StatsNZ, the largest increase in visitor arrivals to New Zealand were from Malaysia, with a recorded 33.9 percent more visitors in 2017, than March 2016.

While the country is a smaller contributor to visitor arrivals than the likes of Australia, China and the USA, the 2016 launch of Kuala Lumpur-Auckland routes with Air Asia continue to contribute to strong arrival growth.

A 17.3 percent increase in arrivals from the USA was also recorded, however Tourism New Zealand stated that growth in the shoulder seasons (March-April) in this market is largely due to increases in Cruise visitors and so increases in this sector are unlikely to convert into guest nights for commercial accommodation providers.

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