Tourism data sources diagram
Compiled by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Stats NZ, this data is relevant to the tourism sector and is used by a wide range of stakeholders.
Custom card data counting passengers arriving into and departing from New Zealand
These statistics provide an annual snapshot of the structure and characteristics of New Zealand businesses.
International Visitor Survey >
The IVS measures the travel patterns and expenditure of international visitors to New Zealand. Data includes expenditure, places visited, activities/attractions, accommodation and transport.
Accommodation Survey >
AS or often referred to as CAM Commercial Accommodation Monitor
Monitors trends in New Zealand's commercial accommodation sector at a sub-regional level. Statistics include number of establishments, capacity, guest nights, and occupancy.
Annual Enterprise Survey >
The AES is New Zealand’s most comprehensive source of financial statistics. It provides annual information on the financial performance and financial position for industry and sector groups operating within New Zealand. AES is an important source of data for GDP, as we use it to calculate detailed annual national accounts.
National Accounts >
New Zealand's national accounts provide annual information on aggregated economic statistics, such as gross domestic product, investment, spending, and saving, of the nation and sectors of the economy.
Frequency: Annual and Quarterly
The CAS monitors and benchmarks the performance of more than 300 professional conferencing and meeting venues in New Zealand. The CAS is the 'supply-side' component of the Convention Research Programme.
Delegates Survey >
The CDS collects expenditure and length of stay data from multi-day convention delegates through an online survey. The CDS is the ‘demand-side’ component of the Convention Research Programme. Approximately 2500 local, domestic and international convention/conference delegates are surveyed each year across New Zealand.
Balance of Payments >
The BoP statistics provide a comprehensive record of New Zealand's economic relationship with the rest of the world. They cover:
- international trade in goods and services
- investment income and transfers with other countries
- financial transactions with the rest of the world.
MBIE’s forecasts provide expectations on the future tourism demand in New Zealand and help support the tourism sector and government in decision making and planning. The forecasts are based on econometric modelling, current trends, and expert industry judgement from a technical moderation committee.
Tourism Satellite Account >
The TSA provides a picture of the role tourism plays in New Zealand, with information on the changing levels and impact of tourism activity. It presents information on tourism's contribution to the New Zealand economy in terms of expenditure and employment.
The MRTEs provide absolute dollar estimates of tourism expenditure at a detailed regional level (i.e. by regional council, territorial authority, visitors’ country of origin and industry).