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Heath Milne: Development West Coast CEO says visitor numbers are soaring

Publish Date
Mon, 29 Jan 2024, 9:28AM
Franz Josef Glacier in Southern Alps mountains. Photo / NZH
Franz Josef Glacier in Southern Alps mountains. Photo / NZH

Heath Milne: Development West Coast CEO says visitor numbers are soaring

Publish Date
Mon, 29 Jan 2024, 9:28AM

The West Coast is punching above its weight with visitor spending numbers.

Last year's figures rose more than 30-percent from 2022.

It's way ahead of the national average of 11.6 percent.

Development West Coast Chief Executive, Heath Milne says it's an outstanding result, for the first full-year of having international visitors back.

He says it's encouraging to see international spending nearly at pre-Covid levels.

Milne believes the region's being more greatly recognised for its natural beauty and experiences on offer, by both domestic and international tourists.

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