Guest nights at the southern RTO have surged since Covid.
Guest nights nationwide for the month of January 2022 fell to 3.5 million, down 10% on the same month last year, according to the latest Accommodation Data Programme figures.
Average weekly occupancy across New Zealand fell to its lowest level last week since December last year, according to figures from STR.
Average weekly occupancy at Queenstown hotels remained subdued in the week ending Saturday 19 February as hospitality closures cast a pall over the tourist town following a number of Covid-19 exposure events.
Occupancy rates in December at accommodation types nationwide improved to 34.2% for the month continuing an uptrend that started last month, according to Accommodation Data Programme (ADP) results.
The record value in hotel acquisitions recorded in 2021 is a sign of confidence in the sector, says the agent.
Bookings for accommodation on the Bachcare platform for the month of January are 17% higher than at the same point in 2020, the company says.
The resort saw the biggest jump in occupancy over the summer peak of the country’s major hotel markets.
Average weekly occupancy at Christchurch hotels recovered to nearly the 50% mark in the week ending Saturday 15 January
Queenstown is the only centre lagging on most hotel indicators.
Fiordland recorded the lowest occupancy nationally, with 16.8%, down from 27.8% in April.
Hotel guest nights beat holiday parks and campgrounds for the first time in several months.
Manawatū was the top performer for the month seeing occupancy rise to 60%.
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.
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.
Fresh Info and Kantar both won tenders for government data contracts in the last year.
But it is in a deep slumber, says TIA’s CEO.
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.
July saw the eighth consecutive month-on-month fall in foreign visitor guest nights, says Stats NZ.
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.
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.
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.
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.
However, guest nights spent by Kiwis in commercial accommodation increased for the month, says StatsNZ.
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.
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.
South Island overseas guest nights grew to 909,000 in November 2018, up 9.7% on the same month in 2017.
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 guest nights surged by 48% compared to October 2017.
Hawke’s Bay reported an 11% increase in monthly guest nights in August
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 in the year to June 2018 reached 39.9 million, up 2.4% on the previous period, according to Stats NZ.
The Golden Oldies sports tournament helped boost guest nights across Canterbury, bucking a national dip of 0.9%.
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.
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 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 and Southland guest nights jumped in December compared to the same month the previous year.
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.
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.
National guest nights dropped slightly in August driven by a fall in North Island stays by domestic travellers.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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.
National guest nights this February were relatively flat, down 0.4 percent on February 2016, according to Statistics NZ.
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 drove growth of 3.4% in accommodation in December 2016 compared to the same period last year, according to Statistics NZ.