12 Dec 2011

NZers cut back on domestic travel during RWC

7:04 pm on 12 December 2011

The Rugby World Cup attracted international travellers, but kept New Zealanders at home, resulting in a decline in visitors staying in commercial accommodation in October.

Official figures show guest nights fell 1.5% during the month, compared with the same period a year earlier.

International guest nights jumped 7.1%, but domestic guest nights fell 6.5%.