Guest nights continue rising
Guest nights continue rising - Media release
10 October 2013
The trend for national guest nights spent in short-term commercial accommodation continues to show strong growth and is at an all-time high, Statistics New Zealand said today.
“Most guest-night trend series continue to rise,” industry and labour statistics manager Blair Cardno said. "Both main islands and most accommodation types maintained growth in guest nights."
Monthly movements for August 2013 (after removing seasonal variation) were:
• National guest nights rose 1.5 percent, following a fall of 1.8 percent in July.
• North Island guest nights rose 0.7 percent, and South Island guest nights rose 1.1 percent.
• Domestic guest nights rose 1.9 percent, and international guest nights rose 0.2 percent.
• Guest nights rose for motels, hotels, and holiday parks, but fell for backpacker accommodation.
The Accommodation Survey records the number of guests staying in hotels, motels, backpacker accommodation, and holiday parks in New Zealand each month.