Eden Park has a Rugby Test today. Australia’s vs New Zealand at 1935 hrs Saturday 25th August 2012.
We have a full house at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast. So it’s all go here, and are just waiting for the last guest to check in. I have operations at the park with Supercare4u.com doing the Mobility Transfers. it’s going to be a long day…..
International Visitor Arrivals
Total visitor arrivals are up 2.2% compared to the same four week period last year.
Ups: China 32%, Japan 28%, Australia 4%
Downs: Singapore -6%, USA -1%, Germany -23%, UK -24%,
Malaysia -34%, Canada -6%, Korea -16%
At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we are always monitoring our arrivals and maintain our own meter as to New Zealand’s Inbound Tourism Industry so, when I read that China is now our third-largest tourist market and just shy of the $568 million spent by visitors from the UK, I have to wonder where are they?
The reports say that China has surged ahead of the United States and is on the verge of becoming New Zealand’s second-biggest tourist market, according to the latest International Visitor Survey.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s survey showed tourism spending was $5.6 billion for the year ending June 2012. This was flat on the previous year’s total spend of $5.5 billion, despite visitor numbers having risen 5 per cent to 2.6 million. However, expenditure from Chinese visitors increased by 27 per cent to $522 million.
China had already overtaken Germany and the United States and will soon become our second-largest visitor market, behind Australia. The number of Australian visitors to New Zealand increased 6 per cent to 1.17 million but spending stayed flat at $1.6 billion. Each tourist spent an average of 19.4 days in the country, down from 20.1 days in the year ended June 2011.
Wish I could some of this bonanza at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast !
Oh so close yet so far ! The Blues rugby team lose again to the South African Sharks. With a disjointed crown of aprox 10,000 watching ; the Black Friday curse struck again . We Lost !!!
There is going to be some serious blood letting within the coaching team and the Auckland Rugby Union Board over this malaise . It is now at the stage of being embarrassing to the public that support the team. Lost 6 games…..won 1.
At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we had guests that watched and although most didn’t understand the rules they were enthusiastic . Shades of the RWC fever from last year. I even saw war paint on some of the supporters. Here’s oping that the ANZAC League Test next week between New Zealand and Australia goes better for us
International Visitor Arrivals to 01 April 2012
Total visitor arrivals are up by 14.1% compared to the same four week period last year.
Ups: Malaysia 49%, China 72%, Korea 12%,
Singapore 5%, Canada 19%, Australia 11%,
Japan 21%, USA 4%, Germany 21%,
Nice to see the increase from USA,Germany,Australia and Canada.
And let’s hope the Blues might win some !!
its now into the business end of the Rugby World Cup with the Quarter Finals being played in Wellington and Auckland this weekend.
Wellington has South Africa v Australia and Ireland v Wales .
Auckland has England v France on Saturday and New Zealand v Argentina on Sunday at Eden Park.
We are full house at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast so it’s late nights and early starts for Marlene and myself.The atmosphere has ramped up in interest in the games. New Zealand has seen the withdrawal of Daniel Carter and that was like a black cloud of despondency had settled over the country…. But rugby is a team game and I am sure the team will step up to address the issue.
I have commitments with Supercare4u at the games so I will be rolling into bed at midnight and up at 0700 the next morning to help Marlene with the breakfast servings.
that’s business tho. you do what you have to do.
I read that Steve Jobs has passed away.RIP Steve.Your brilliance will be missed.It’s sad that the bright ones seem to go earlier….
It’s the Monday after the historic victory of Ireland over the Australians at Eden Park during the Rugby World Cup 2011.And what a victory that was. I was operational with Supercare4u.com outside the stadium and green was the predominant colour. The Australian yellow faded into obscurity as the evening wore on. The immense sound of 58,000+ in full voice “Ireland….Ireland was overpowering.Obviously it had the desired effect on the Australians as the time rolled on and Ireland ground out a victory. Well done Ireland.
The city took on the excited fans at the competition and the party carried on into Sunday.
I was out on Sunday and the Irish fans were still in party mode and definitely suffering from the after effects.
Supercare4u.com had an excellent night with providing Mobility services to Aucklands community.
We carried over 200 clients and i think we supplied the most professional ,Mobility service Auckland has seen.
This blog is more about Supercare4u.com today. I am operational in the inner cordon around Eden Park providing Mobility transfers for tonight’s match between Ireland and Australia. Needless to say there is strong support for the Irish!
We are posting regular videos of the movement onto our U Tube channel. It’s fun to play with it but it does take time to process the images.
Went and watched the All Blacks play Japan at the local pub (The Dominion) last night. E