Monday, August 21, 2017
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Lions 2017

Holiday parks biggest beneficiaries as June guest nights jump

New Zealand national guest nights rose by 6.7% to 2.3m in June compared to the same month last year, boosted by visitors in New Zealand for the Lions rugby tour.

Lions help to boost Hawke’s Bay visitor growth

Hawke’s Bay is showing an increase in visitor nights of 11.9% for the month and an increase of 11.2% for the year-end June 2017.

Auckland, Wellington get Lions’ share of accommodation

The effect of the Lions tour on accommodation was most obvious in the Auckland and Wellington regions.

Paymark: Missing the Lions already…

PRESS RELEASE: Paymark Underlying spending through Paymark dropped by 0.5% between June and July 2017, in seasonally adjusted terms. The growth between July 2016 and...

Lions drive huge spending boost for Wellington

Wellington experienced a boost to international visitor spending of more than 43% in the month of June 2017.

Auckland Airport international arrivals up 21%

International arrivals were up by 21% in June 2017 with the British & Irish Lions rugby tour a key contributor to this growth with arrivals from the UK and Ireland up by 265%.

Lions tourists boost June visitors 17%

A surge in visitors from the United Kingdom and Ireland arriving for the British and Irish Lions rugby tour helped boost total overseas visitor arrivals in June 2017 by 17%.

Hospitality the ‘mane’ event in June spend

A rise in card spending in the hospitality industry in June coincided with the start of the British and Irish Lions rugby tour, according to Stats NZ.

Govt: Lions “had significant impact on economy”

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have applauded the successful DHL New Zealand Lions Series after the final test Saturday night at Eden Park.

Lions inject $12m into hospo for June

The Lions tour added significantly to spending in June amongst the hospitality and entertainment merchants using the Paymark network.

Paymark: Spirits up over weekend in Auckland

Spending through Paymark in Auckland/Northland increased amongst merchants such as bars, clubs and cafes to $24.3 million between 9am Friday and 9am Sunday, a period that included the All Blacks-Lions test.

A Taste of Hawke’s Bay in Wellington

Hawke’s Bay Tourism along with over 20 local tourism and hospitality operators will be heading to Wellington to provide a taste of Hawke’s Bay to Lion’s fans and Wellington locals. 

Lions lift for holiday park jobs

Expectations of a roaring trade during the Lions Tour have contributed to more jobs in holiday parks this winter, Holiday Parks New Zealand (HAPNZ) says.

Paymark: $740K Lions boost for Waikato

PRESS RELEASE: Paymark Another Lions game and more cause for celebration - or commiseration. Whatever the motive, spending through Paymark in Waikato increased amongst merchants such...

No excuse for illegal camping

With Auckland expecting 34,000 visitors for the upcoming All Blacks vs The British & Irish Lions Test matches, Alexandra Park is reporting solid bookings from fans as an official pop-up campervan site.

Rugby fanzone to open for Lions series

Queens Wharf Auckland Fanzone is the Auckland hub for the DHL New Zealand Lions Series and the nationwide Rugby 2017 Festival.

A weekend of entertainment in the Bay of Plenty

The wave of hospitality spending around a Lions game continued on the weekend with spending through Paymark in Bay of Plenty amongst merchants such as bars, clubs and cafes amounted to $3.5m.

A roaring success: The Lions in Rotorua

The excitement of the DHL NZ Lions Series isn’t quite over for Rotorua with many visitors expected to return to the district during the coming weeks.

Otago hospitality big winners from Lions tour

Spending benefits from the Lions rugby tour spread to Otago this week with bars, clubs and cafes reporting a big boost in sales.

Clean zones to be enforced during Lions Series

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is enforcing clean zones at the venues for all DHL NZ Lions Series 2017 matches.

$600K Lions lift for Canterbury

The Lions match against the Crusaders on Saturday helped boost spending in the Canterbury region over the weekend by $600,000, according to Paymark.

Lions purr in heartland Kiwi accommodation

British and Irish Lions rugby fans are using a popular camping app to rest up in rural New Zealand.

The GREAT Bus pulls into the Octagon

As the Lions’ tour reaches the fourth stop on the New Zealand series, the British High Commission’s mobile home will be in full force again.

Lions receive powerful Māori welcome to NZ

New Zealand turns on Māori culture, British heritage and a shared sporting passion as the British & Irish Lions are officially welcomed.

LIONS 2017: Northland rising to the occasion for Lions

More than 300 warriors, mainly Ngāpuhi, both male and female, will be welcoming the British & Irish Lions team.

Alexandra the great new option for Lions campervanners

Auckland’s ability to host an army of camper van-driving British and Irish Lions rugby fans at temporary campgrounds next month has just been boosted with at least 200 new sites now available at the region’s famed trotting venue Alexandra Park.

Rugby 2017 Festival programme launched

Rugby 2017 Festival to celebrate the upcoming Lions Series launched.

Sports tourism set to inject more than $210m in 2017

Six major sports tourism events are set to pump more than $210m into the New Zealand economy in 2017.
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