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.
Wellington hotel occupancy is still below performance seen in May and June.
Nearly 7,000 more people departed New Zealand than arrived in May 2021, says Stats NZ.
Air and space travel accounted for 60% of tourism-related emissions in 2019.
Occupancy at Queenstown hotels dropped almost eight percentage points to 46% for the week to 3 July, according to STR.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Australian spend quadrupled in Queenstown and more than doubled in Auckland and Christchurch from April to May.
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 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 hopes to include more information from local governments going forward.
Fiordland recorded the lowest occupancy nationally, with 16.8%, down from 27.8% in April.
Occupancy at Christchurch hotels was steady in the week ending Saturday June 19, with weekly occupancy at 55.4%.
Lack of overseas visitors, difficultly in finding migrant workers cited.
Drop in export of services due to the impact of closed border on international tourism and education.
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.
Progress is finally being made in what could be a “genuine partnership” between government and industry.
The vast majority of arrivals from Australia came to visit family and friends, says Stats NZ.
Cargo demand for Asia-Pacific region up 5.4% in comparison to April, 2019.
All regional tourism organisations around the country saw stronger domestic spending in April 2021.
More tourism experts have pushed out the prospects of a full recovery until 2024 at the earliest.
It’s official: a year after losing the number one spot, travel is no longer the number two export sector.
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 reported $3m more was spent during the first quarter of 2021 compared to 2020.
But 57% said their issue was resolved, just not always to their satisfaction.
Forward bookings for centres within close proximity to ski fields such as Queenstown are up 115% over 2019.
Accommodation spending for the year to March 2021 fell to $3.41bn, down 25.5% on the previous 12 month period, says Stats NZ.
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.
More people travel for a break, but fewer travel overall for events in year to March 2021.
The opening of the trans-Tasman bubble on 19 April 2021 has tipped the balance in favour of arrivals above departures, says Stats NZ.
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.
There’s been a resurgence in the tourism and hospitality industries, says the online jobs platform.
The north Canterbury region has enjoyed a surge in an already strong domestic market.
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.
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%.
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.
Gung-ho Aussies and timid Kiwis are exacerbating the net benefit of travel to NZ.
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.
Capital occupancy is topping pre-pandemic levels on some days of the week.
But areas near urban centres saw strong growth in visitor numbers.
But it’s still a long way to go before arrivals reach pre-Covid levels.
Auckland Airport passengers volumes fell to 463,070 in February 2021, local lockdown bites.
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.
Statisticians will have some different data to crunch as international visitors begin to return.
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.
Smaller North Island regional centres proved resilient to the post-holiday domestic tourist 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.
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.