22 Jan 2012

Tourist guest nights down

11:37 am on 22 January 2012

Guest nights in short term commercial accommodation fell 1.5% in November on a year earlier, the second consecutive monthly decline.

International guest nights fell 3.3%, caused mainly by a large fall in Canterbury guest nights, while domestic guest nights were steady.

North Island guest nights rose 1.7%, while South Island guest nights fell 5.9%.

Otago and Wellington guest nights rose, but only partly offset falls in the Canterbury and Auckland regions.

Guest nights fell in hotels and backpacker accommodation, but rose in motels and holiday parks.