Dunedin Television|On Demand - Freeview|HD Channel 39 - Friday, July 31st, 2015

Short-term commercial accommodation down 183,000

Statistics New Zealand report guest nights in short-term commercial accommodation fell 183,000 to 4.2m in January.

Industry and Labour Statistics Manager, Blair Cardno, says Canterbury had the largest regional decrease, down 19.1%, due to the ongoing impact of the Canterbury earthquakes.

He also says Otago had the largest increase, up 8.8%, and is the only South Island region to record a rise. This increase is wholly due to domestic rather than international visitors.