More bad news: Financial Crisis Impacts Visitor Arrivals

Financial Crisis Impacts Visitor Arrivals

The impact of the global financial crisis is beginning to be felt by the tourism industry, with visitor arrivals to New Zealand down 6.6%, just over 11,000 less people than in September 2007.

Increasing economic uncertainty saw a drop in the number of visitors arriving from almost all of New Zealand’s major tourist markets, compared with 2007.

“It is clear that New Zealand tourism is facing difficult times as a result of the financial crisis and that things will be even more challenging in 2009,” Tourism New Zealand chief executive George Hickton said.

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