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• Annual visitor spend $106m up 89.3% from $56m in Oct 2017
• YE Oct 2018 visitor spend tracking -12.5% behind pre-quake YE Oct 2016 spend of $121m.
• International visitor spend $53m up 92.6%
• Domestic visitor spend $53m up 86.0%
Monthly visitor spend continues to see solid growth comparing YE Oct 2017 results. Every month since April we have seen the same level of visitor spend compared to pre-quake 2016 monthly visitor spend.
Kaikōura Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM) Statistics YE Oct 2018
Year-end Oct 2018 annual guest nights increased 53.2% and guest arrivals increased 62.6% compared to 2017 results. Length of stay down -8.3% due to less road workers. Occupancy growth percentage encouraging. When looking at pre-quake YE Oct 2016 figures, Kaikōura is tracking behind guest nights with -9.4% and guest arrivals behind -20.6%.