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Nelson tops for regional tourism growth

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 29/09/2016

The Nelson region was tops for regional tourism growth in the year to August, with spending increasing 11.7 per cent to $304 million.

It was followed by Otago, up 9.6 per cent to $3.2 billion and Auckland, up 6.9 per cent to $6.7b.

The latest figures were released on Thursday and Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says they show spending rising across the country.

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