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.


A look into what has happened in the most recent quarter.

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Data summary

High level results produced in a user friendly format.

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Analysis and research

Diving deeper into the IVS data.

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International visitors and nights interactive map

The interactive map shows international visitors and nights in New Zealand.

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IVS methodology

The IVS provides key information on the expenditure and behaviours of international visitors in New Zealand.

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Survey quality

There are a range of targets that help assess the quality of the survey.

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IVS 2018 Review

Stats NZ will be performing a review of the International Visitor Survey (IVS) in the first half of 2018.

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IVS classifications and definitions

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.

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IVS in NZ.Stat

Stats NZ host some of the detailed IVS data through the NZ.Stat tool.

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Data download

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

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Previous commentaries

Previous IVS commentaries.

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