Staff Writer
Apr 9, 2018

Business events prove valuable to New Zealand economy

Multi-day convention delegates stayed an estimated 1,080,000 visitor nights and they spent an estimated US$367 million in 2017.

A new convention delegate survey report revealed that business events are generating high value for New Zealand’s visitor industry.

The survey released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment MBIE showed that total spend by international convention delegates was up 17% last year compared to 2016. On top of that, nightly spend for international convention delegates were recorded at 50% higher than the average nightly spend of all international visitors.

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