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Guest Nights Continue to Grow

Accommodation Survey: June 2001

Guest Nights Continue to Grow

Guests spent 1.4 million nights in short-term commercial accommodation during June 2001, according to Statistics New Zealand's Accommodation Survey. This figure is 9 per cent above June 2000 levels.

All regions recorded higher guest nights in June 2001 than in June 2000. Both North Island and South Island guest nights increased 9 per cent. The North Island accounted for 65 per cent of total guest nights.

All accommodation types recorded guest night growth in June 2001, compared with June 2000. Motels and backpacker/hostels recorded the largest growth rates, both up 10 per cent.

Excluding caravan parks/camping grounds, the occupancy rate for short-term commercial accommodation in June 2001 was 39 per cent, up from 37 per cent in June 2000.

Brian Pink Government Statistician END

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