Statisticians will have some different data to crunch as international visitors begin to return.
The body lays out two scenarios for international arrivals.
There’s been no surge of ex-pat Kiwis returning home due to the pandemic, says Stats NZ.
Overseas visitor arrivals for the year to December 2020 fell to 996,350, down 74.4% from the 3.89 million recorded in 2019.
The bank forecasts a trans-Tasman bubble in the second half of 2021 and wider border openings in early 2022.
Extra capacity sees December domestic travel up 7.5% on November but still down a third on 2019’s pre-Covid Christmas season.
Air New Zealand is requiring the use of face masks on all international flights to and from New Zealand from today.
Overseas visitor arrivals fell by 98.6%, or 367,000, to 5,100 in November 2020, compared with the same month a year earlier, says Stats NZ.
Air New Zealand’s total passenger numbers fell to around 690,000 in November 2020, down 50.8% on the same month in 2019.
Overseas visitor arrivals were up by 700 to 8,600 in September 2020, compared with August 2020, says Stats NZ.
Executive director Justin Tighe-Umbers says NZ risks being left behind as other countries resume international travel.
Arrivals for the four weeks to 1 November totalled 8100, down from 265,640 for the corresponding period last year.
That will leave a $12.9bn revenue hole for the sector due to the lack of international tourists, says Tourism New Zealand.
September overseas visitor arrivals were down 96.7% compared with the same month in 2019, according to Stats NZ’s latest international travel figures.
Tourism New Zealand lays out the necessary skills in a request for headhunting services.
There are lessons to be learnt from how Aucklanders were treated when they started travelling again.
Overseas visitor arrivals were down 96.8% to 7800 in August 2020, compared with August 2019.
Overseas visitor arrivals were down 95% from 251,800 to 3800 in July 2020, compared with July 2019.
Travel restrictions imposed by the Government on passenger arrivals Into New Zealand show a dip in passenger numbers in July followed by a small rise in August.
Air New Zealand carried 714,000 passengers during July 2020, down 56% on the same month last year.
The May 2024 recovery dates are later than the inbound tour operator association’s previous forecasts of March 2024.
There were 9,147 total arrivals through New Zealand borders in July 2020.
However, the impact of the pandemic on visitor numbers would give way to more standard levels of growth by 2031.
The total number of border crossings in the June 2020 quarter was 78,400 compared with 3.14 million for the same period in 2019.
The number of passengers on Air New Zealand flights in June dropped 74% from the same a month a year ago to 430,000.
People planning to come to New Zealand for a holiday will have their application to visit rejected, says Immigration New Zealand.
More than 50 international visitors say they came for a vacation in May.
The airline was also looking at aligning daily arrivals with the capacity available at managed isolation facilities.
June arrivals have more than doubled on May as the number of returning Kiwis grows, according to provisional figures from Stats NZ.
Soccer fans from around the world will be heading to NZ, which will co-host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
There were 2406 arrivals in New Zealand for the seven days to Tuesday 23 June, according to provisional figures from Stats NZ.
A new Covid-19 testing regime has been launched by the Government as more Kiwis return from overseas.
Otago’s high exposure to tourism means it is facing the “biggest economic struggle” of the post-lockdown recession.
The shift to Covid-19 alert level 2 in May helped drive Auckland Airport domestic passenger movements that month to almost double that recorded in April.
The number of people crossing NZ’s border fell to levels last seen in the late 1960s.
NZ might not see a return to pre-Covid visitor numbers until the end of March 2024, says the association.
Stats NZ is preparing to launch the regular research series into the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Fresh Info and Kantar both won tenders for government data contracts in the last year.
Auckland Airport total passenger volumes in April showed a 97.5% drop, as Covid-19 saw air travel fall dramatically.
There were no departures from New Zealand and only six arrivals on Tuesday 19 May, according to the latest provisional travel data from Stats NZ.
March 2020 saw the largest-ever drop in monthly visitor arrival numbers, ahead of the COVID-19 lockdown, according to Stats NZ.
Arrivals are likely to stay low post-pandemic because of weakness in source markets and Covid fear, says the bank.
Daily passenger arrivals at Auckland Airport fell from more than 12,000 to 40 in just a month, according to Biosecurity NZ.
Three Air New Zealand flights will bring New Zealanders home from India over the next week, minister of foreign affairs, Winston Peters, has announced.
The “million dollar question” is whether the world waits for a vaccine before reopening borders, says the association.
The number of passengers travelling through Queenstown Airport’s terminal decreased by 36.6% to 134,960 compared with March 2019.
Total visitor arrivals fell steeply in February 2020, down 11% to 372,700.
New Zealanders self-isolating on their return from overseas have been asked to consent to being contacted by text message, for the purposes of compliance checks.
Around a quarter-of-a-million are visiting – many of them overseas-based Kiwis – as a state of emergency is declared.
Half of New Zealand’s major source markets saw declines in February with only India reporting any growth of note, according to the latest provisional arrivals data.