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28% Increase in Whanganui Visitor Spend for May 2017

30 June 2017

28% Increase in Whanganui Visitor Spend for May 2017

Just released this week by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are the Monthly Tourism Regional Estimates showing Whanganui’s growth of 28% in visitor spend for May 2017 compared to the same month of the previous year. For the 12 month period ending May 2017 total revenue for Whanganui is at $127 million and is an increase of 11% over 2016.

“The annual growth in spend is actually the highest amongst all the other North Island regional tourism organisations so I’m really pleased. While we aren’t the biggest in terms of dollars spent, we are growing our tourism spend at a faster rate. I’m sure the increased number of events held from February to May and the greater promotion of Whanganui nationwide has delivered such a good result” said Lyn Cheyne, Strategic Lead – Destination for Whanganui and Partners.


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