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.

IVS commentary

Read our commentary on the latest International Visitor Survey results, highlighting major trends and points of interest.

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IVS key data tables

The key data tables provide a summary of international visitor expenditure by key markets and purpose of visit.

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Key pivot table

Estimates of international visitor expenditure by key overseas markets and by purpose of visit.

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IVS online database

The Ministry is in the process of developing an online database for the dissemination of IVS data along with its other tourism series. Selected IVS tables are now available through the NZ.Stat platform managed by Statistics New Zealand.

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About the IVS

Read about the International Visitor Survey including the survey methodology, classifications and definitions, and important information about data series gaps.

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IVS prior to July 2013

Read about the earlier version of the International Visitor Survey, including details on the survey methodology, classifications and definitions

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Data download

The international visitor survey microdata are available here for re-use by specialist analysts.

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