Guest night trends rising
Guest night trends rising – Media release
11 September 2013
The trend for national guest nights continued to rise in July and is at an all-time high, Statistics New Zealand said today.
“As in June, all guest night trend series are on the rise,” industry and labour statistics manager Blair Cardno said. "The trend series are rising despite mixed results for monthly guest night movements."
Monthly movements for July 2013 (after
removing seasonal variation) were:
• National guest nights fell 1.6 percent, following a small fall in June.
• North Island guest nights fell 0.9 percent, and South Island guest nights fell 4.1 percent.
• Domestic guest nights rose 0.3 percent, while international guest nights fell 1.8 percent.
• Guest nights rose for backpacker accommodation, but fell for hotels, motels, and holiday parks.
The seasonally adjusted series have recently been more volatile than usual, because of early Easter this year, and later school holidays.
The Accommodation Survey records the number of guests staying in hotels, motels, backpacker accommodation, and holiday parks in New Zealand each month.
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