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HB Visitor Spending Grows In February

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The boom only gets bigger for Hawke’s Bay as the region leads the country for visitor spending growth in February. Latest figures by Statistics New Zealand show that visitor spend in Hawke’s Bay reached $224m for the December to February period – an increase of $8m during the same period last year. General manager of Hawke’s Bay Tourism, Annie Dundas, puts it down to the hugely successful Mission Concert, cruise season and sporting events held throughout the summer months. “We also had a record at the Napier Art Deco festival, so that along with the Mission – these events have played a major part in pushing our numbers up.” Photo: Latest figures showed that visitor spend in Hawke’s Bay reached $224m for the December to February period For more on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to hawkesbaytoday.co.nz Posted: 3 April 2019