Understanding variation in tourism spend

This page contains an analysis of the spending patterns of international visitors to New Zealand from 2013 to mid-2018.

Report on the changes in international visitor spend

There's an expectation that growth in visitor numbers should result in comparative growth in visitor spend. While over the long term this is a reasonably consistent relationship, it's often not true in the short term.

Visitor spend in the period from 2013 to mid-2018 was particularly variable. This report describes and explains why this variability occurred.

Understanding variability in tourism spend — Summary document [PDF, 600 KB] 

Understanding variability in tourism spend — Full report [PDF, 7.7 MB]