Overnight stays in hotels were up 4 percent in July 2010 compared with the previous July, Statistics New Zealand said today.
"Hotels were the only accommodation type to record an increase," business statistics manager Louise Holmes-Oliver said. Guest nights were down in motels, backpackers, and holiday parks, which each had a decrease of 2 percent.
International guest nights were up 2 percent in July 2010 compared with July 2009, while domestic guest nights were down 1 percent. As a result, total guest nights in July 2010 were similar to July 2009, up just 0.2 percent.