We are half way through January 2012 and are still seeing Low visitor arrivals to Auckland.The stats at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast show an increase with VFR arrivals. We find this segment of the industry stay longer and get out and see Auckland.The warmer weather has been patchy and we have rain today. Kinda pleased about that tho as the tomatoes like the moisture. Have an excellent crop this year. Planted lots of marigolds around them and have seen a marked decrease in bugs feeding on the crop.
Total visitor arrivals to New Zealand are up by 4.2% compared to the same four week period last year.
Ups: Singapore 26%, China 33, Australia 5%
Malaysia 39%, , USA 1%, Korea 0.1%
Downs: Japan -7, Canada -5%, Germany -5%