Monday, 03 July 2017 03:45

Capital’s hoteliers want more

The recent influx of Lions fans to Wellington has shown the value of tourism to the capital’s economy, according to Tourism Industry Aotearoa Wellington hotel sector chairman Steve Martin.

‘[Tourists] are especially valuable during winter, which is normally a quiet time for the holiday market in Wellington,’ he says.

Commercial accommodation in Wellington was full, with many fans choosing to stay in the region all week.

Martin says the city has plenty of scope to attract more big events to Wellington at other times.

Published in Industry Issues