Auckland's hospitality sector buzzing ahead of All Blacks test

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Newstalk ZB Staff ,
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National,
Publish Date
Friday, 8 June 2018, 6:08AM
Hospitality New Zealand spokeswoman Nadine Mehlhopt says excitement is building up. (Photo: NZ Herald)
Hospitality New Zealand spokeswoman Nadine Mehlhopt says excitement is building up. (Photo: NZ Herald)

There's a big influx of visitors in Auckland ahead of Saturday's All Blacks test against France at Eden Park .

Business has picked up for the hospitality sector.

Hospitality New Zealand spokeswoman Nadine Mehlhopt says a lot of businesses are planning to screen the game and excitement is building up.

"In the last 24 hours in particular there has been an increase in bookings and people interested in booking. While there are still rooms available at present, hopefully the city will fill up with people coming in to enjoy the test and our great hospitality."

However, Mehlhopt says that things will get even bigger as the season continues.

"Historically from what we understand, it's normally the second or third test that attracts the most hype. What's happening at the moment is consistent from understanding and certainly from anecdotal reports that we have."

The match kicks off at 7:30 PM on Saturday.

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