Gisborne sees an increase in tourism

Published on : Saturday, July 29, 2017

Gisborne-1-324x235The tourism industry in Gisborne is now blooming than the tourism in Wellington and Auckland over the past six months.



According to the Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) shows that there was a record number of visit in Gisborne, which was 5% up compared to the previous year.



The tourists to Gisborne spent $9 million in last month, which is bringing the total spend for the first half of the year to $138m.



The Wellington rose only 2 percent, while Auckland experienced a 4 percent rise in travel and tourism industry.



The manager of Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment of sector trends Mark Gordon said that, the tourism spend in the year to June rose and it gave an opportunity to explore with the new ideas to flourish the tourism. In 2017, the international visitors to Gisborne spent $30m (up 12 percent compared with the year to June 2016), and domestic tourists spent $108m (up 3 percent) in that period. This statistical graph gave a hope to rise Gisborne, a large settlement area in New Zealand in travel and hospitality sector.



The monthly expenditure in tourism sector spent in Gisborne for the month of June 2017 is up 7 percent compared with the month of June 2016.



Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) developed the Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates by having the consultation with the tourism business leaders to make Gisborne a place conducive for the national and international visitors, by taking a better measurement to develop this place with erecting up the Eco tourism spots and the best places for accommodations.



The tourism in Gisborne spends the information for the regions and helps in informing good investment and planning in the tourism industry by providing insights to flourish the tourism sector in Gisborne.



The West Coast in New Zealand also saw an increase around 15 percent to June, compared with the same six month period last year. The overall spending in New Zealand was up 6 percent nationally.





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