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Tourist numbers hit new highs

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 21/09/2016

Tourist numbers hit a record 3.36 million in the year to August, driven mainly by increases in arrivals from China and Australia.

Statistics NZ figures show that's 11 per cent more than the August 2015 year.

Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says the sector is experiencing exceptional growth and arrivals are forecast to grow 5.4 per cent a year, reaching 4.5 million by 2022.

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