According to MercoPress, New Zealand is expecting record numbers of Tourists for the 2010-2011 season. Projections are putting nearly 140,000 passengers this season.
From the article:
New Zealand’s 2010-2011 cruise season is expected to bring in close to 140,000 passengers and over 56,000 crew with an estimated contribution to New Zealand’s GDP of NZD 223 million. At this rate, the cruise sector will overtake China as New Zealand’s fourth largest inbound tourism market which is forecast at 124,000 visitors for 2011, according to New Zealand’s Ministry of Economic Development.
Princess Cruises is the most active player in New Zealand’s cruise sector and will ply the waters with its affiliated brands of Holland America, Carnival Australia, Carnival UK, Cunard Line and Yachts of Seabourn; amongst other cruise lines.