Around Northland, all districts recorded growth in commercial guest nights. Whangarei led the way with monthly growth of 23.5%, Far North with 6.8% and Kaipara with 3.1%.
Commercial guest nights for Northland now sit at 1.905 million a year – a figure which underpins the strong performance of Northland’s accommodation sector.
Total annual guest night growth for Northland is now tracking at 9.2% year on year as at February 2017, while the national average annual growth rate across all regions is 4.7%. International nights grew 6.5% for the month of February while domestic nights grew 14%. Hotels, motels and campgrounds all recorded strong growth, while backpacker nights shrank slightly.