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Surge in Wellington tourism

Surge in Wellington tourism

Wellington is currently experiencing a five year high in visitor numbers, with this figure expected to continue on the current path of growth.

Statistics New Zealand released figures showing the number of nights spent by guests to the area, with “guest nights” in Wellington having increased during December 2014 by 2.7 per cent when compared with December of 2013.Wellington New Zealand increase in tourism | New Zealand holidays 2015 tourism nature beautiful | Distant Journeys

Wellington experienced over 26,000 more people staying in the city during November and December, which itself is a rise of 7.3 per cent on the previous year.

The chief of Wellington Tourism has said events such as Nitro Circus live and the Four Nations Rugby League Grand Final have helped tourism within New Zealand as a whole, with a quarter of the sales of these tickets coming from people living outside of New Zealand.

Nationally, New Zealand accommodation statistics were at an increase of 7.1 percent, and International visitor statistics have increased by 9.5 per cent on previous years.

It is believed that these figures will continue to rise with the Cricket World Cup Finals currently underway within the nation, with New Zealand’s opening game against Sri Lanka being all but sold out; a proportion of these tickets being to external patrons.

Total holiday arrivals for the year 2014 were up 6.9 per cent on the previous year, which rounded off a very good year for growth within the nation.

Wellington is one of the cities visited within our guided tours, so why not take one of our New Zealand Holidays 2015 and experience a thriving nation for yourself?

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