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February 15, 2018


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I don not understand the dates here ?why it is not very clear

I agree Seham. We'll just have to guess a bit, but we do have some help:

- We know that the three lines begin in 1997 because the question tells us that the data is for the years 1997 to 2017.

- We can see the years 2000 and 2010, so we can find where 2005 must be (in the middle between these years).

- We know that the lines stop in the year 2017.

I think this should be enough for us to know where we are on the graph, but I agree that it could be made clearer.

Thank you for the clarification

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In 1997, visitors to New Zealand spent $190 on vacation, although visiting friends or relatives cost them least, $115 on an average daily spending, business charged visitors the most, around $255. From 1997 to 2003, as spending on holiday went gradually up, spending on the two other categories increased by big fluctuations. In following two years, while spending on vacation and visiting friends and relatives gradually decreased, spending on business suddenly dropped to $180, in 2004, then increased to more than $240, in 2005.

From 2005 to 2015, although there was fluctuations for both spending on business and holiday, spending on holiday remained the same as 2005 in 2015, while business spenders spent less money, around $145 in 2015, with regard to 2005, which was $200. In contrast, spending on visiting relatives and friends gradually declined with some fluctuations to $120 at the same period. In 2017, spending on business has been less than spending on vacation, $215 and $250 respectively, and spending on visiting friends and relatives has been recorded the least, which has been just under $140.

In 1997, the highest average daily spending by international travellers were business people, just under $260 per day, and tourists and visiting friends or relatives were $190 per day and $110 respectively. The amount of daily spending in all three categories of visitors dramatically rose in next five years and reached the its highest, approximately $330, $270 and $220 respectively.However, between 2003 and 2005, the figure of daily spending by business people dropped sharply to $180 per day and the daily spending of other two types of travellers decreased as well.

From 2005 and 2015, the figure of spending by business people saw more significant fluctuation than holiday makers, and they spent between $180 and $240 per day, on average. In comparison, these numbers remained higher than the daily average spending of visiting friends or relatives. While the figure of visiting friends or relatives in New Zealand spent around $140 per day on average in 2017, the spending of holiday makers exceeded business people and became the most, with $240 per day.

Thanks, sir....It would be great help if you can post like this for bar chart and table...

In 1997, foreign visitors were spending their most of money in business in New Zealand, they spent just under 260 dollars per day. Holiday and vacation was the second highest category in spending money per day, it cost the foreign visitors around 190 dollars, and visitors spent lowest amount of their money when they were visiting friends or relatives. Five years later, the average amount of dollars spent by visitors in business,holidays and visiting friends increased dramatically to a peak with around 330,270 and 210 dollars per day respectively, and then fell considerably in two years later.

In decade, between 2005 and 2015, the amount of money spent by a visitors in New Zealand for the three categories were well fluctuated between 220 to just over 140 dollars / day in business and 220-200 dollars for vacation. In contrast, the average daily money spending in visiting relatives fell steadily from around 220 to just below 120 dollars, and remanded the the lowest cost compared with the other. By 2017, money spent by visitors in holiday in New Zealand overtook the amount spent on business, while the average daily amount spent on visiting friends saw a small rise to approximately 120 dollars per day in 2017.

In 1997, spending by visitors on business was over twice that of those visiting friends or relatives and substantially higher than by holiday-makers and vacationers. Business and vacation spending rose by about a third to peak in 2002/3 , while spending in the third category nearly doubled. Between 2003 and 2005, business-related spending plunged by almost half into second place, while the other two groups fell back to just north of their original values.

In the decade to 2015, vacation and business spending trends flattened out, with business much more volatile, while expenditure by visitors for friends/family purposes show a downward trend.

By 2017, the figure for holiday and vacation spending had recovered to significantly more than its original value, a little above the business average, and was running at twice the rate for the last cohort.

136 words (still requires figures to be inserted)

Correction: expenditures

In 1997, business travellers spent an average about 250 dollars per day in New Zealand, while people on vacation and visiting their friends or relatives spent about 190 dollars and 110 dollars respectively. For the following 5 years, the daily spending of all types of travellers plateau before reaching their highest point in 2002. The following year, a downward trend in the daily spend was observed in all type of travellers visiting New Zealand.

Between 2005 and 2015, the daily spending of business travellers plateau throughout the 10-year period. similarly, the same pattern can be seen for people who visit New Zealand for vacation. By contrast, average spending of tourist visiting friends or relatives in New Zealand gradually decreased in the period shown. By 2017, tourists on vacation/holiday were the highest daily spending in New Zealand around 250 dollars, while business traveller spent an average of 210 dollars. People visiting friends or relatives spent the least most.

Lemuelle Bryan Corsame:


For the following 5 years, the daily spending of all types of travellers plateau rose/climbed steeply

Between 2005 and 2015, the daily spending of business travellers plateaued (levelled off/flattened out/remained stable/stabilized/bottomed out)

Lemuelle Bryan Corsame:
"By 2017, tourists on vacation/holiday were had the highest daily spending in New Zealand at around 250 dollars, while business travellers/those on business spent an average of 210 dollars. People visiting friends or relatives spent the least most. "

The graph illustrates the amount of money spent in three different activities by tourists in New Zealand between 1997 and 2017. Units are measured in Dollars.
Overall, the graph tended to decrease over the period given. The figures for spending in business were significantly higher than the others, while expenditure spent the lowest in visiting friends or relatives.
The amount of money spent in business reached just over $320 in 2000, which was around two times that of visiting friends and relatives. However, in the next decade it dropped to just a low of $170 before rising to a mere $260 in the final year.
Figures for tourists who spent mostly on holiday and vacation tended to fluctuate steadily during this 10-year period. Starting from just under $200 before 2000, remained level at $240 until the final year. Although it was still less than the amount of money spent in business, it is only $20 behind in the final year.



"the amount of money spent in three different activities by tourists": no, it was not the total, but the mean expenditure per day. Each line denotes a cohort based not on activities, but on the purpose of their visit. Business people are not tourists.

"Units are measured in Dollars." Yes, but one would expect that, and it is New Zealand dollars not US dollars.

"Overall, the graph tended to decrease over the period given." Factually incorrect: only business-related spending fell. Both the other categories have end-points higher than the start, and holiday spending shows an upward trend overall.

"while expenditure spent the lowest in visiting friends or relatives"-> while expenditure on visiting friends or relatives was lowest throughout.

"The figures for spending in business were significantly higher than the others": no, from 2004 onwards business spending was generally in second place, and definitely not significantly higher.

In 2000, business was significantly less than twice the holiday figure, only 85% thereof.

"Figures for tourists who spent mostly on holiday and vacation tended to fluctuate steadily during this 10-year period.": which decade? Also misleading, holiday/vacation spending was among the least volatile.

"it is only $20 behind in the final year." In the final couple of years business spend is below the line for holiday/vacation, in second place.

" a mere $260 ": why "mere"?

"it remained level at "

"spent in on business"

"Figures for tourists who spent mostly on holiday and vacation" -> The figures for tourists on holiday and vacation...

"fluctuate steadily" is not on google books. "Fluctuated throughout (the period)" would be fine. "Volatile" is a useful adjective in this context.

Task achievement needs more accuracy, and would undermine what might otherwise have been a reasonable score.

As can be seen, business visitors spending stood at highest point, around $260, among categories at beginning 1997, while travelers who visiting friends and relatives were at least, only $120. In the following 5 years, daily spending had been grown up dramatically, however, it also dropped down significantly between 2003 and 2005.
Over the 10 years period, 2005 to 2015, the average expenditure spending by business people and travelers for holiday had similar trend that both of them were fluctuated around $220. By contrast, spending by people visiting family and friends showed downward trend and was at bottom during the period. At 2017, people on holiday spent the most, which it took over spending of businessman becoming highest. Besides, people who visiting relatives and friends maintained the similar level on average $130.

As per the graph, visitors spent around 260 on business and that was more than the spending on holiday in 70 dollar,while the spending on visit friends was nearly 120 almost twice less than the daily spending on business in 1997. Interestingly from 1997 the three categories increased substantially and reached their highest record of daily spending with some fluctuations in 2003. After reaching the peak in 2003 the daily spending on business and holiday fell sharply, and gradually for visit friends in 2005.

Between 2005 and 2015 the average daily spending on business was fluctuated between 140 to 240 dollar, and between 200 to 240 on vacation. But the daily spending on visit friends continued to decline steadily compared with the other two categories. there was a remarkable decrease on all the three categories in 2017, when the daily spending on business dropped from 260 to nearly 200, and from 140 to 120 on visit relatives, while the spending on vacation increased slowly to almost 250 per day.

In 1997, visitors to New Zealand allocate most of their money in dealing business which was almost $260 of the total spending compared to vacations and visiting friends or relatives for about $200 and just under $120 respectively. From 1997 to 2003, the movement of the daily spending of visitors were erratic, wherein the expenditure for business reached its peak at well-under $340. After that year, there was a significant decline in the overall expenses in all types of purpose of travel.

Moreover, from 2005 to 2015, there was a fluctuation in the expenditure of business and holiday travel of foreign visitors to New Zealand. Although, visiting friends and relatives was not that erratic compared to other two, the amount allotted to this was the least. After a short period of rise in the spending, there was a sudden decrease in the overall expenditure before it finally ends with slight elevation and replacing the business with holiday as most of the money where spent on it with almost $30 difference.

The graph shows mean daily expenditure of three different groups of foreigners visiting New Zealand between 1997 to 2017. The three purpose based categories are businessmen and women , vacationers and ones visiting friends or relatives.

It has been observed that all three groups spent maximum in couple of years following 2000, with business class spending highest amongst three i.e. approximately $330 per day, followed by Holidaymakers and those visiting friends and families with the numbers of $270 and $220 respectively. The chart also depicts a sharp decline in the daily spendings of all categories somewhere in 2004. This trend plateaued over following years until and thereafter 2010 with only minor undulations. Of note, the amount was still highest for business class followed by tourists and social visitors.

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