Tourism research and data

Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates

The Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs) is a new product developed by MBIE in response to feedback from key user groups of tourism data. The MRTEs provide an estimate of regional monthly expenditure on tourism from both international and domestic consumers.

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The New Zealand Tourism Dashboard

The New Zealand Tourism Dashboard is a one-stop shop for all information about tourism. It brings together a range of tourism datasets produced by MBIE and Statistics New Zealand into one easy-to-use tool. Information is presented using dynamic graphs and data tables.

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International Visitor Survey

The International Visitor Survey (IVS) measures the travel patterns and expenditure of international visitors to New Zealand. Data includes expenditure, places visited, activities/attractions, accommodation and transport.

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Tourism Insight Series

The Tourism Insight Series is aimed at supporting the sector with rich information and analysis of a range of tourism issues, from infrastructure and visitor experience, to skills needs and productivity.

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International Travel

Access information from Statistics New Zealand describing New Zealand’s inbound travel and outbound travel, including who is coming to New Zealand, from which countries and for what purpose. This includes International Visitor Arrivals dataset, as well as information about New Zealanders’ outbound international travel.

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International Tourism Forecasts

Since 1999, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has produced forecasts annually for a seven-year projection period. The current forecasts cover the period to 2022.

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Tourism Satellite Account

Understand tourism’s contribution to New Zealand’s gross domestic product, reported by the Tourism Satellite Account.

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Commercial Accommodation Monitor

Monitor trends in commercial accommodation in New Zealand with the Commercial Accommodation Monitor and New Zealand Hotel Council Data.

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Domestic Travel Survey

Access data and commentary from New Zealand’s Domestic Travel Survey, describing New Zealanders’ domestic travel patterns, expenditure, and more.

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Tourism Data Sources

View our interactive diagram for all your data needs

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Convention Research Programme

Through the Convention Research Programme, MBIE monitors the number, size and economic contribution of business events occurring in New Zealand.

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Regional Economic Activity Report

The Regional Economic Activity Report presents economic data on New Zealand’s 16 regions. It highlights the strengths and challenges each region faces and is a useful tool to support planning at all levels.

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Tourism Domain Plan

The purpose of the Tourism Data Domain Plan is to achieve clarity and agreement from stakeholders about the main priorities for tourism statistics, and provide the strategy for addressing these priorities over the next five to eight years.

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Other research and reports

Access a range of tourism research and reports commissioned or undertaken in recent years.

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