Lake Wanaka visitor numbers continue to climb with the destination achieving one of the largest percentage increases in international visitor numbers during December according to the latest figures released by Statistics New Zealand.
The Commercial Accommodation Monitor shows in December 2010, compared with December 2009, Lake Wanaka recorded one of the largest percentage increases for international visitors up 10.3%. The report also highlighted a continued growth in visitor numbers for Lake Wanaka, up 2.6% (to 65,533 guest nights) on the same period last year.
“It is promising to see the international visitors returning to Lake Wanaka and pleasing the growth in visitor numbers overall keeps climbing,” said Lake Wanaka Tourism general manager, James Helmore. “The reliable climate, relaxing environment and multitude of activities enjoying the lakes and mountains is certainly a drawcard for the overseas visitors.”
The latest figures showed most regions across the country reported a decline in overall visitor and international visitor numbers.
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