South Island guest nights bounce back
South Island guest nights bounce back – Media release
South Island guest nights (after removing seasonal variation) rose 7.2 percent in December 2012 compared with November 2012, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows a fall of 7.0 percent in November.
“South Island guest nights bounced back in December, which led to an overall increase in national guest nights,” industry and labour statistics manager Blair Cardno said. “Otago was the main contributor to the increase in South Island guest nights.”
movements for December 2012 (after removing seasonal
• New Zealand guest nights rose 3.1 percent, following a fall of 2.7 percent in November.
• International guest nights rose 6.0 percent, and domestic guest nights rose 0.6 percent.
• North Island guest nights rose 0.5 percent, and South Island guest nights rose 7.2 percent.
• Guest nights rose for all accommodation types except backpacker accommodation.
The national trend for guest nights appears to have been rising since April 2012. The trend for South Island guest nights has been generally flat for more than a year, while the North Island guest nights trend has been rising since May 2012. Trend movements can change when future months are added to the time series.
The Accommodation Survey records guests staying in hotels, motels, backpacker accommodation, and holiday parks in New Zealand each month.
• Visit Accommodation Survey: December 2012
• Open the attached files