Tourism still ticking over...... but slower
New Zealand is still feeling the pinch with low expenditure from visitors arriving in New Zealand.Although the numbers shows gains ,the traditional market that produces purchasing power is way down. The Chinese Tourism market is steady and a huge increase from Malaysia was unexpected. Unfortunately Japan,Canada,UK and Germany are all negative. At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we are still steady but the full house sign is not as prevalent as previous seasons. The VFR component of the market is assisting in our neighborhood . Steady arrivals from our offshore suppliers.
Visitor Arrivals to 29 January 2012:
visitor arrivals are up by 1.6% compared to the same four week period last year.
Ups: Singapore 28%, China 63%, Australia 3%
Malaysia 104%, USA 3%
Downs: Japan -27%, Canada -9%, UK -13%,
Korea -12%, Germany -4%