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ADP: June occupancy 40%, Manawatū reclaims top spot
27 Jul 2021   /

ADP: June occupancy 40%, Manawatū reclaims top spot

Around 11% of core tourism accommodation properties were closed or had no guests during June due to a combination of seasonal closures and the effects of Covid-19 on guest numbers.


Weekly hotel results: Wellington bounces back after level 2 lifted
16 Jul 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Wellington bounces back after level 2 lifted

Wellington hotel occupancy is still below performance seen in May and June.


Aus VFR arrivals in May near pre-Covid levels – Stats NZ
15 Jul 2021   /

Aus VFR arrivals in May near pre-Covid levels – Stats NZ

Nearly 7,000 more people departed New Zealand than arrived in May 2021, says Stats NZ.


Tourism emissions drop for second year in 2019 – Stats NZ
14 Jul 2021   /

Tourism emissions drop for second year in 2019 – Stats NZ

Air and space travel accounted for 60% of tourism-related emissions in 2019.


Weekly hotel results: Queenstown misses Aussie bump
9 Jul 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Queenstown misses Aussie bump

Occupancy at Queenstown hotels dropped almost eight percentage points to 46% for the week to 3 July, according to STR.


Global air travel ticks up in May – IATA
9 Jul 2021   /

Global air travel ticks up in May – IATA

Worldwide total air travel declined 62.7% in May 2021 compared to May 2019 as measured in revenue passenger kilometres, according to the International Air Transport Association.


June quarter accom spend up on 2020, down on 2019
8 Jul 2021  

June quarter accom spend up on 2020, down on 2019

Accommodation spending was up 162.5% to $300m in the quarter to 30 June 2021 compared with the same quarter in 2020, according to Paymark data.


Tourism woes cut US$4tr to global economy
5 Jul 2021  

Tourism woes cut US$4tr to global economy

The crash in international tourism due to the pandemic may cause around US$4tr in damage to the global economy over 2020 and 2021, says a UN report.


Value of hotels, motels consents up more than 50% in May
5 Jul 2021   /

Value of hotels, motels consents up more than 50% in May

The value of building consents issued for hotels, motels and other short term accommodation in May 2021 was $17m, up 54.5% from the same month in 2020, according to Stats NZ.


TECTS: Aussie spend felt in Queenstown, cities, but not smaller regions
2 Jul 2021   /

TECTS: Aussie spend felt in Queenstown, cities, but not smaller regions

Australian spend quadrupled in Queenstown and more than doubled in Auckland and Christchurch from April to May.


Weekly hotel results: Wellington occupancy plunges on Covid scare
2 Jul 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Wellington occupancy plunges on Covid scare

Occupancy at Wellington hotels plummeted over 20 percentage points to 52.2% for the week ending Saturday 26 June to its lowest level in more than year, according to STR.


Air NZ passenger numbers jump 1000% on May 2020 lockdown
2 Jul 2021  

Air NZ passenger numbers jump 1000% on May 2020 lockdown

Air New Zealand passenger numbers rose 1157.5% in May 2021 to around 844,000 from the 67,000 reported for the same month last year.


MBIE launches tourism data hub with sustainability impact resource
1 Jul 2021   /

MBIE launches tourism data hub with sustainability impact resource

MBIE hopes to include more information from local governments going forward.


ADP: May occupancy falls, Fiordland suffers most
28 Jun 2021   /

ADP: May occupancy falls, Fiordland suffers most

Fiordland recorded the lowest occupancy nationally, with 16.8%, down from 27.8% in April.


Weekly hotel results: Christchurch occupancy settles into ‘new normal’
25 Jun 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Christchurch occupancy settles into ‘new normal’

Occupancy at Christchurch hotels was steady in the week ending Saturday June 19, with weekly occupancy at 55.4%.


Taranaki businesses struggle as border closure continues
21 Jun 2021   /

Taranaki businesses struggle as border closure continues

Lack of overseas visitors, difficultly in finding migrant workers cited.


Accommodation spend supports 1.6% GDP rise in Q1
18 Jun 2021   /

Accommodation spend supports 1.6% GDP rise in Q1

Drop in export of services due to the impact of closed border on international tourism and education.


Asia tourism still seen as positive by Kiwis, Japan most favourable – survey
17 Jun 2021   /

Asia tourism still seen as positive by Kiwis, Japan most favourable – survey

A report on New Zealanders’ perceptions of Asia shows that Covid-19 has had no effect on how Kiwis view the impact of tourism from Asian countries.


Tourism data co-governance model proposed
17 Jun 2021   /

Tourism data co-governance model proposed

Progress is finally being made in what could be a “genuine partnership” between government and industry.


Aus bubble now 80% of all international NZ travel
14 Jun 2021   /

Aus bubble now 80% of all international NZ travel

The vast majority of arrivals from Australia came to visit family and friends, says Stats NZ.


Global air cargo demand on the up
10 Jun 2021   /

Global air cargo demand on the up

Cargo demand for Asia-Pacific region up 5.4% in comparison to April, 2019.


TECTS: April domestic spend up versus 2019 in all regions
4 Jun 2021  

TECTS: April domestic spend up versus 2019 in all regions

All regional tourism organisations around the country saw stronger domestic spending in April 2021.


Travel rebound 2022, full recovery from 2024 – UNWTO
3 Jun 2021   /

Travel rebound 2022, full recovery from 2024 – UNWTO

More tourism experts have pushed out the prospects of a full recovery until 2024 at the earliest.


Travel falls to third-largest export sector
3 Jun 2021  

Travel falls to third-largest export sector

It’s official: a year after losing the number one spot, travel is no longer the number two export sector.


Value of hotels, motels consents up two-thirds in April
2 Jun 2021   /

Value of hotels, motels consents up two-thirds in April

The value of building consents issued for hotels, motels and other short term accommodation in April 2021 was $32m, up 65.5% for the same month in 2020, according to Stats NZ.


Whakatāne revels in domestic tourism spend boost
1 Jun 2021  

Whakatāne revels in domestic tourism spend boost

Whakatāne reported $3m more was spent during the first quarter of 2021 compared to 2020.


Survey: Fifth of travel, holiday consumers suffer problems in 2019-20
26 May 2021  

Survey: Fifth of travel, holiday consumers suffer problems in 2019-20

But 57% said their issue was resolved, just not always to their satisfaction.


Aus, domestic ski demand driving strong accom bookings – Bachcare
26 May 2021   /

Aus, domestic ski demand driving strong accom bookings – Bachcare

Forward bookings for centres within close proximity to ski fields such as Queenstown are up 115% over 2019.


Accommodation spend falls 26% in March year
25 May 2021   /

Accommodation spend falls 26% in March year

Accommodation spending for the year to March 2021 fell to $3.41bn, down 25.5% on the previous 12 month period, says Stats NZ.


Arrivals surge nine-fold in first month of Aus bubble
20 May 2021   /

Arrivals surge nine-fold in first month of Aus bubble

Overseas arrivals in the month since the two-way bubble with Australia opened are up nine-fold compared with arrivals in the preceding 31-day period.


Kiwis taking longer breaks, visiting novel destinations – survey
19 May 2021   /

Kiwis taking longer breaks, visiting novel destinations – survey

More people travel for a break, but fewer travel overall for events in year to March 2021.


Aus travel bubble tips balance in favour arrivals – Stats NZ
17 May 2021   /

Aus travel bubble tips balance in favour arrivals – Stats NZ

The opening of the trans-Tasman bubble on 19 April 2021 has tipped the balance in favour of arrivals above departures, says Stats NZ.


Weekly hotel results: Hotel markets fall from bubble bump
14 May 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Hotel markets fall from bubble bump

Occupancy across New Zealand appears to have settled after a mid-April bump thanks probably to the opening of the trans-Tasman travel bubble, according to STR.


Tourism, hospo job ads jump 43% in April – Seek
12 May 2021  

Tourism, hospo job ads jump 43% in April – Seek

There’s been a resurgence in the tourism and hospitality industries, says the online jobs platform.


TECTS: Hurunui tops lockdown skewed spending growth
10 May 2021   /

TECTS: Hurunui tops lockdown skewed spending growth

The north Canterbury region has enjoyed a surge in an already strong domestic market.


Value of hotels, motels consents falls 55% in March
10 May 2021   /

Value of hotels, motels consents falls 55% in March

The value of building consents issued for hotels, motels and other short term accommodation in March 2021 was $27m, down 55% for the same month in 2020, according to Stats NZ.


Weekly hotel results: Occupancy holds in Auckland
7 May 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Occupancy holds in Auckland

Occupancy at Auckland hotels ticked up during the second half of the school holidays for the week ending Saturday 1 May, with weekly occupancy at 57.6%.


March Air NZ passengers down 39.2% on year
4 May 2021  

March Air NZ passengers down 39.2% on year

Air New Zealand passenger numbers fell 39.2% in March 2021 to around 828,000 from the 1.36 million reported for the same month last year.


Shy Kiwis say ‘yeah, nah’ to early Aus holidays – survey
3 May 2021   /

Shy Kiwis say ‘yeah, nah’ to early Aus holidays – survey

Gung-ho Aussies and timid Kiwis are exacerbating the net benefit of travel to NZ.


Trans-Tasman travel bubble sees NZ benefit 3:2
29 Apr 2021   /

Trans-Tasman travel bubble sees NZ benefit 3:2

New Zealand saw more than 30,000 arrivals in the first nine days of the trans-Tasman bubble with 20,000 now departed, according to Stats NZ data.


Weekly hotel results: Wellington occupancy pops mid-week
23 Apr 2021  

Weekly hotel results: Wellington occupancy pops mid-week

Capital occupancy is topping pre-pandemic levels on some days of the week.


Tourist hotspots cool over summer – DOC
22 Apr 2021   /

Tourist hotspots cool over summer – DOC

But areas near urban centres saw strong growth in visitor numbers.


Visitor numbers surge with trans-Taman bubble
22 Apr 2021   /

Visitor numbers surge with trans-Taman bubble

But it’s still a long way to go before arrivals reach pre-Covid levels.


Auckland Airport Feb passenger volumes fall 71% on year in Feb
19 Apr 2021   /

Auckland Airport Feb passenger volumes fall 71% on year in Feb

Auckland Airport passengers volumes fell to 463,070 in February 2021, local lockdown bites.


Weekly hotel results: Queenstown sees steady Easter end
16 Apr 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Queenstown sees steady Easter end

Queenstown’s hotels were able to stay steady during the second half of the Easter break, scoring an average weekly occupancy of 45.93% for the week to Saturday 10 April, according to figures from STR.


After a year of flatlining, arrivals numbers are finally about to move
15 Apr 2021  

After a year of flatlining, arrivals numbers are finally about to move

Statisticians will have some different data to crunch as international visitors begin to return.


Accom spend weak in March, hospo bubbles up
14 Apr 2021   /

Accom spend weak in March, hospo bubbles up

Electronic card transaction spending for March in the hospitality sector jumped 26.1% to $1.04bn compared to the same month in 2020, according to Stats NZ.


TECTS: Three RTO zones beat Feb 2020 spend
9 Apr 2021   /

TECTS: Three RTO zones beat Feb 2020 spend

Smaller North Island regional centres proved resilient to the post-holiday domestic tourist exodus.


Weekly hotel results: Christchurch suffers most in Easter exodus
9 Apr 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Christchurch suffers most in Easter exodus

The major urban hotel markets took a hit last week as people headed out of the city for the long Easter weekend, according to figures from STR.


Value of hotels, motels consents rises 46% in Feb
9 Apr 2021   /

Value of hotels, motels consents rises 46% in Feb

The value of building consents issued for hotels, motels and other short term accommodation in February 2021 was $57m, up 46% for the same month in 2020, according to Stats NZ.