June 2019

This commentary presents the national context for tourism in the year ending June (and for the June 2019 quarter where available).

The main tourism measures showed that growth in tourism spend was shared across regions, and that the slowdown in arrivals from China was off-set by strong growth in arrivals from the United States and Australia.

In this section


Shows the high-level macro picture of what has happened in the tourism industry over the past year.


Provides a summary of key results for regions in New Zealand. It includes the MRTE Insights Viewer, which presents spending for specific Territorial Authority, RTO, and Regional Council regions, for domestic and international spend, by country or region of origin, and tourism industry subgroup. It is navigable by a simple map.


Provides the national picture by the country of origin of visitors.

Chinese arrivals continue to slow

Shows which countries showed falls in visitor numbers over the first quarter of 2019, with a focus on China.

Last updated: 11 February 2020