The inbound travel market to New Zealand is still down. Even with the expected increase with the RWC we may be looking at lean arrivals for 2012. We are showing forward bookings for accommodation at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast but not the strength from last year. But we are still September and possibly the hype of RWC is putting travel plans aside till the finals..
International Visitor Arrivals:
Total visitor arrivals are down by 0.5% compared to the same four week period last year.
Ups: Australia 2%, Singapore 26%, China 17%, Germany 18%
Downs: UK -6%, USA -23%, Japan -13%,
Korea -9%, Canada -16%,