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.
Read our commentary on the latest International Visitor Survey results, highlighting major trends and points of interest.
This page provides analysis and research completed using the IVS dataset. Previous analysis and research can be found in the tabs on the left.
The key data tables provide a summary of international visitor expenditure by key markets and purpose of visit.
Estimates of international visitor expenditure by key overseas markets and by purpose of visit.
The interactive map shows international visitors and nights in New Zealand.
Stats NZ host some of the detailed IVS data through the NZ.Stat tool.
The IVS provides key information on the expenditure and behaviours of international visitors in New Zealand.
Stats NZ will be performing a review of the International Visitor Survey (IVS) in the first half of 2018.
International Visitor Survey Data is recorded using particular terms and groupings (classifications). This section provides a list of those definitions and classifications to aid you in interpreting the data.
View a list of commonly asked questions and answers about the online survey.
The international visitor survey microdata are available here for re-use by specialist analysts.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License.