Short-term visitor arrivals reached 3.79 million in the year to April, up 5% on the previous period, according to Stats NZ’s latest travel and migration figures.
Stats NZ has launched an interactive map that allows users to explore patterns of retail spending around the country.
International spending neared a record $11bn in the year to March thanks to a rise in visitor numbers and increased expenditure by travellers from the US and China.
Coromandel’s tourism industry continues to expand as we attract greater numbers of international tourists to our district.
An early Easter helped lift holiday park guest nights by 25% to 950,000 in March 2018 compared to the same month last year, according to Stats NZ latest commercial accommodation survey.
International passengers through Auckland Airport increased to 909,413 in March, up 8.9% on the same month last year.
The leader of Stats NZ’s review of the International Visitor Survey has returned to the UK as improvements to the beleaguered dataset are already being implemented.
Events helped push Gisborne to the top of the latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates with the region reporting a 40% increase in spending to $16m for March this year compared to the same month in 2017.
The world’s top 25 source markets all reported higher expenditure on international tourism in 2017 with China consolidating its leading position spending US$258bn, up 5% on 2016, according to the UNWTO.
Visitors to New Zealand grew 8% in the year to March 2018 to a record 3.82 million driven by growth from the across the country’s major source markets, according to Stats NZ’s latest international travel numbers.
Kiwis are twice as likely than Australians to believe international visitors put too much pressure on their respective countries, according to new research.
The number of visitors who freedom camped in New Zealand has almost doubled since 2015 to reach 110,000 last year, according to MBIE.
Southern regions drove international guests nights over the top of domestic in February for the first time in eight years.
Strong growth in international spend was not enough to offset a sharp fall in the amount spent by domestic delegates in 2017 according to the latest Convention Delegate Survey.
As part of TIA’s effort to implement the Tourism Insight Framework actions, Victoria University of Wellington is conducting a survey to better understand how the tourism industry currently uses insight.
Tourism spending grew in all regions over the past year to February 2018 with Canterbury and the West Coast regions showing the largest increases with monthly returns boosted by Chinese New Year.
Stats NZ has updated stakeholders on the progress being made in its review of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s beleaguered International Visitor Survey.
One in five of all new jobs created in 2017 was in the travel and tourism sector but the rate of growth will slow this year, according to a new report on the economic effects of the global industry.
Spring holiday arrival growth has out-performed the peak summer season growth for 2017/2018, says Tourism New Zealand.
Chinese New Year falling in February in 2018 helped drive the number of visitors from that country to 68,900 during that month, more than double last year’s 33,700, according to Stats NZ.
Stats NZ says there is no clear path to collecting data from the country’s growing non-commercial accommodation providers such as Airbnb despite increasing calls for insight into the subsector.
Spending was subdued across most of the six retail industries including hospitality.
Hotel occupancy rates across New Zealand rose by 2% last year but average daily rates and revenue per available room both jumped 11% during the same period.
The British and Irish Lions rugby tour last winter attracted 25,760 international visitors and contributed $194m to GDP,
A growing business events markets contributed to a 7% hike in the number of events in New Zealand last year.
Overseas visitors to New Zealand in January have fallen for the first time in five years, according to Stats NZ’s latest international travel and migration figures.
The first report of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts shows the impact of what we are doing to the natural environment and what is being done to protect it.
Gisborne and Marlborough showed the strongest month-on-month spending growth in January lifting 15% to $21m and 13% to $60m respectively
The growth was driven by a 6.7% increase in visitors to New Zealand to a record 3.73 million last year with the US market performing strongly in terms of arrivals and spending.
One of the UK’s top statisticians has been tasked with reviewing the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment’s beleaguered International Visitor Survey.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment is to hold industry workshops to help inform its 2018 Tourism Data Domain Plan.
Canterbury and Southland guest nights jumped in December compared to the same month the previous year.
Consumers spent more on eating out and on hardware, furniture, and appliances in January 2018, according to Stats NZ.
Kaikōura has made a welcome return to strong growth as the region’s recovery is underpinned by a booming tourism sector.
Tourism spending was up in almost all regions for the year ending December 2017, with international spending growth stronger than domestic spending growth.
A record 3.73 million overseas visitors came to New Zealand in the year to December 2017 year with just over half of them here for a holiday.
Building consents for all non-residential buildings including offices, education buildings, storage, and cultural buildings were worth $6.5bn in 2017.
Tasman recorded a staggering 40% jump tourism spend in November which saw the regions lead the country in terms of month to month growth.
MBIE has come under fire from tourism leaders after wiping $910m off international tourist spending.
International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.
The terms of reference for Stats NZ’s review of MBIE’s International Visitor Survey have been released.
A record 3.71 million visitors arrived in New Zealand in the November 2017 year. This was an 8 percent increase from the November 2016 year, Stats NZ said today.
An economist with detailed knowledge of MBIE’s tourism data collection has come out criticising it as “next to useless” after this week’s Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) showed a fall in international tourism spend.
The estimated value of cruise spend in New Zealand during the 2016-17 season was slashed by $318m in yesterday’s Tourism Satellite Account, prompting questions over the accuracy of previous industry assessments.
What have been the drivers of the 0.9% drop in international tourism expenditure as reported in the TSA 2017? Here’s MBIE’s answer.
International tourist spending has dropped to $14.5bn in the year to March, down 0.9% compared to the same month last year, according to Stats NZ’s Tourism satellite account for 2017.
School holidays, good weather and a longer ski season saw total guest nights from across New Zealand rise to 3.15 million in October, up 4.8% on the same month last year.
The Tasman region and Wanaka regional tourism organisation’s area recorded large increases in spending for October, surging 32% and 28% respectively compared to the same month last year.
Australian tourists and visitors pushed total arrivals to New Zealand to a record 3.69 million for the year to October, up 8% on the previous corresponding period, according to Stats NZ.
Big data start-up Qrious is ending its location-led tourism insight web portals saying it is uneconomic to continue with the award-winning service.
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