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ADP: Wellington, Manawatu, Waikato top Oct occupancy
27 Nov 2020  

ADP: Wellington, Manawatu, Waikato top Oct occupancy

The Wellington, Manawatu and Waikato regional tourism organisation areas topped occupancy across all accommodation types in October, according to the latest Accommodation Data Programme figures.


ADP: Wellington tops Sept, holiday parks win again
30 Oct 2020   /

ADP: Wellington tops Sept, holiday parks win again

The Wellington regional tourism organisation area topped occupancy across all accommodation types in September for the second month in a row, according to the latest Accommodation Data Programme figures.


Value of top govt tourism data contracts revealed
22 May 2020   /

Value of top govt tourism data contracts revealed

Fresh Info and Kantar both won tenders for government data contracts in the last year.


Roberts: Tourism cannot be written off
9 Apr 2020   /

Roberts: Tourism cannot be written off

But it is in a deep slumber, says TIA’s CEO.


Stats NZ: Mixed bag for guest nights across regions
15 Nov 2019   /

Stats NZ: Mixed bag for guest nights across regions

Domestic guest nights in New Zealand continue to rise while international figures are falling, according to the September 2019 Accommodation Survey released today by Statistics NZ.


International guest nights fall again but domestic rise continues
13 Sep 2019   /

International guest nights fall again but domestic rise continues

July saw the eighth consecutive month-on-month fall in foreign visitor guest nights, says Stats NZ.


Stats NZ: International guest nights continue to fall
15 Jul 2019   /

Stats NZ: International guest nights continue to fall

International guest nights fell to 970,000 in May, down 7.4% on the same month last year, according to Stats NZ’s latest accommodation survey.


Easter sees domestic guest nights jump 14% in April
18 Jun 2019   /

Easter sees domestic guest nights jump 14% in April

Domestic visitors on Easter holiday helped drive April commercial guest nights up 5.1% to 3.6 million compared to the same month last year, according to Stats NZ.


Stats NZ: Annual guest night growth lowest since 2013
15 May 2019   /

Stats NZ: Annual guest night growth lowest since 2013

Annual guest nights rose just 0.6% year-on-year in the 12 months ended March 2019 – the smallest annual increase since 2013, according to Stats NZ’s latest commercial accommodation survey.


Strong spend, domestic demand show tourism in rude health – Manawatū
24 Apr 2019   / /

Strong spend, domestic demand show tourism in rude health – Manawatū

Tourism in the Manawatū region remains strong despite a sharp drop in international guest nights in February, according to the region’s economists who point to rising spend and strong domestic demand.


Manawatu leads NZ fall in Feb foreign guest nights
16 Apr 2019   /

Manawatu leads NZ fall in Feb foreign guest nights

However, guest nights spent by Kiwis in commercial accommodation increased for the month, says StatsNZ.


Stats NZ: January guest nights fall flat
14 Mar 2019   /

Stats NZ: January guest nights fall flat

Total guest nights across New Zealand fell flat in January 2019 compared to the same month last year, according to Stats NZ’s latest commercial accommodation survey.


International guest nights down, domestic up in December
18 Feb 2019   /

International guest nights down, domestic up in December

Total guest nights for December 2018 grew to 4.2 million, up 1.4% on the same month last year, according to Stats NZ’s latest commercial accommodation figures.


Stats NZ: Southern overseas guest nights rise as the north contracts
28 Jan 2019   /

Stats NZ: Southern overseas guest nights rise as the north contracts

South Island overseas guest nights grew to 909,000 in November 2018, up 9.7% on the same month in 2017. 


Disney contributes to big 48% jump in Central Otago guest nights
19 Dec 2018  

Disney contributes to big 48% jump in Central Otago guest nights

The production of Hollywood film Mulan may have helped boost Central Otago guest nights by 48% in October, says the local regional tourism organisation.


Central Otago, Clutha, Wairarapa RTOs lead October guest nights’ growth
18 Dec 2018   /

Central Otago, Clutha, Wairarapa RTOs lead October guest nights’ growth

Central Otago guest nights surged by 48% compared to October 2017.


Hawke’s Bay Tourism: “Bumper” August for guest nights
17 Oct 2018   /

Hawke’s Bay Tourism: “Bumper” August for guest nights

Hawke’s Bay reported an 11% increase in monthly guest nights in August


Canterbury, Wanaka RTOs lead record August guest night growth
11 Oct 2018   /

Canterbury, Wanaka RTOs lead record August guest night growth

Canterbury and Wanaka regional tourism organisations have posted double-digit guest night growth leading the country to another annual record in August.


International guest nights near 40 million in June year
10 Aug 2018   /

International guest nights near 40 million in June year

International guest nights in the year to June 2018 reached 39.9 million, up 2.4% on the previous period, according to Stats NZ. 


Canterbury guest nights jump 14% in “golden” April
13 Jun 2018   /

Canterbury guest nights jump 14% in “golden” April

The Golden Oldies sports tournament helped boost guest nights across Canterbury, bucking a national dip of 0.9%.


Rotorua’s benchmark beating growth in domestic visitor nights
17 May 2018  

Rotorua’s benchmark beating growth in domestic visitor nights

Benchmark beating growth in domestic visitor nights spent in Rotorua’s commercial accommodation for the month of March 2018 points to Rotorua being a favourite place for Kiwis to enjoy over the Easter break.


Early Easter sees holiday parks guest nights jump 25%
10 May 2018  

Early Easter sees holiday parks guest nights jump 25%

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.


Hotels, holiday parks lead Jan growth as guest nights near 5m
12 Mar 2018  

Hotels, holiday parks lead Jan growth as guest nights near 5m

Hotels and holiday parks reported the biggest growth in January as guest nights in short term accommodation across the country reached a record 4.97 million, up 1.4% on the same month last year.


Canterbury, Southland guest nights jump as international visitors drive growth
15 Feb 2018  

Canterbury, Southland guest nights jump as international visitors drive growth

Canterbury and Southland guest nights jumped in December compared to the same month the previous year.


Ski, sun and school holidays boost guest nights
13 Dec 2017  

Ski, sun and school holidays boost guest nights

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.


South Island demand lifts September guest nights
10 Nov 2017  

South Island demand lifts September guest nights

Total New Zealand guest nights rose by 1.4% in September driven by South Island hotels and backpackers while North Island guest nights dipped, said Stats NZ.


Guest nights drop as domestic North Island stays fall
12 Oct 2017  

Guest nights drop as domestic North Island stays fall

National guest nights dropped slightly in August driven by a fall in North Island stays by domestic travellers.


Squash champs helps BOP lead guest nights growth
13 Sep 2017  

Squash champs helps BOP lead guest nights growth

The Bay of Plenty region saw the largest increase in guest nights in New Zealand for July, up 5.4% compared to the same month last year, according to Stats NZ.


Holiday parks biggest beneficiaries as June guest nights jump
11 Aug 2017   /

Holiday parks biggest beneficiaries as June guest nights jump

New Zealand national guest nights rose by 6.7% to 2.3m in June compared to the same month last year, boosted by visitors in New Zealand for the Lions rugby tour.


Lions help to boost Hawke’s Bay visitor growth
11 Aug 2017  

Lions help to boost Hawke’s Bay visitor growth

Hawke’s Bay is showing an increase in visitor nights of 11.9% for the month and an increase of 11.2% for the year-end June 2017.


Canterbury guest nights lead latest rises
13 Jul 2017  

Canterbury guest nights lead latest rises

Booming tourism in the Mackenzie District has seen Canterbury record an extra 25,000 guest nights in May, topping Stats NZ’s latest accommodation survey.


Guest nights fall in March as Easter moves
11 May 2017  

Guest nights fall in March as Easter moves

Guest nights in March 2017 dropped 3.1 percent compared with March 2016, as Easter moved from March last year to April this year, according to Stats NZ.


World Masters Games to inject $53m, 266,000 guest nights
21 Apr 2017   /

World Masters Games to inject $53m, 266,000 guest nights

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Whanganui February tourism numbers buck the trend
18 Apr 2017  

Whanganui February tourism numbers buck the trend

Whanganui’s number of guest nights for February 2016 increased by 16.7% compared to the previous year – an increase of 3,000 people and likely to be the result of hosting the NZ Masters Games.


Flat Feb as Kiwi guest nights fall
13 Apr 2017  

Flat Feb as Kiwi guest nights fall

National guest nights this February were relatively flat, down 0.4 percent on February 2016, according to Statistics NZ.


Booming hotel market doesn’t deter record tourist numbers
8 Mar 2017  

Booming hotel market doesn’t deter record tourist numbers

Our trans-Tasman rivals and international travellers visited Godzone in droves in 2016, despite the fact they had to pay more to stay here.


North Island guest nights drive December rise
7 Mar 2017  

North Island guest nights drive December rise

North Island guest nights drove growth of 3.4% in accommodation in December 2016 compared to the same period last year, according to Statistics NZ.


Statistics NZ: Tourists flock to motels
17 Feb 2017  

Statistics NZ: Tourists flock to motels

International visitors continued to boost guest-night numbers, particularly for motels, in November, Statistics NZ said yesterday.


Quake causes record fall in Kaikoura guest nights in November
17 Feb 2017  

Quake causes record fall in Kaikoura guest nights in November

Kaikoura had a record 41% in guest nights at the district’s hotels, motels, backpackers, and campgrounds in November, Statistics New Zealand said yesterday.


Hotel occupancy was down for Chinese New Year, even in Queenstown
15 Feb 2017  

Hotel occupancy was down for Chinese New Year, even in Queenstown

Hotel occupancy across New Zealand dropped markedly for Chinese New Year in 2017, even in the country’s major resort town of Queenstown.


International visitors have again pushed up guest-night numbers
27 Jan 2017  

International visitors have again pushed up guest-night numbers

International visitors have again pushed up guest-night numbers, particularly for motels and hotels, according to Statistics New Zealand.