Tourism spending up to $1.9b
Tourism spending in the Bay of Plenty is up to an estimated $1.9 billion.
This is according to the latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment this week.
According to the stats, tourism spend for Bay of Plenty is estimated to be $1.9 billion for the year to March 2018, up eight per cent compared with the year to March 2017.
MBIE Manager of Sector Trends Mark Gordon says that of this tourism spend in the year to March 2018, international visitors spent $595 million (up 10 per cent compared with the year to March 2017), and domestic tourists spent $1.3 billion (up seven per cent) in that period.
"When it comes to the monthly expenditure, tourism spend in Bay of Plenty for the month of March 2018 is up 14 per cent compared with the month of March 2017.”
View the full statistics from the Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates.