Friday, September 30, 2016

Otago is the second fastest growing region in the country in relation to tourism, according to the latest statistics.

It's second only to the Nelson region, which has had 11.7% growth in tourism expenditure.

The figure for Otago is 9.6%.

That equates to $3.2b for the year to August.

Wanaka led the country for individual towns and cities, experiencing a $16.3% increase.

Dunedin's also had a winter tourism boom, thanks in part to a new promotion enticing Australians and New Zealanders to the city.

Clutha is the only part of Otago that has seen a slide in tourism expenditure, down 0.4%.

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