Tourism data releases

This section includes the Tourism Electronic Card Transactions (TECTs), Accommodation Data Programme (ADP), International Visitor Survey (IVS), Tourism Satellite Account (TSA), and data on international travel and cruise visitor spending in New Zealand.

In this section

Monthly unique regional population estimates (MURPEs)

MBIE and Data Ventures have worked together to produce estimates for monthly unique local and visitor populations in each RTO in New Zealand.

Tourism Electronic Card Transactions (TECTs)

The TECTs were an interim replacement to the Monthly Regional tourism Estimates (MRTEs, 2016 to 2020 series) to understand toursim spend activity in New Zealand.

Accommodation Data Programme (ADP)

The Accommodation Data Programme (ADP) is a 'by industry for industry' research programme providing information about short-term accommodation activity at national, regional, and council levels. It estimates the guest nights, occupancy rates and other measures relating to the accommodation industry.

Tourism and the economy

The Tourism Satellite Account report presents information on tourism's contribution to the New Zealand economy in terms of expenditure and employment.

International travel

See Stats NZ's website for information about New Zealand's inbound and outbound travel.

Tourism employment earnings and filled jobs

See Stats NZ's website for information about employment in select tourism industries by Regional Tourism Organisations (RTO). The indicators that have been developed are:
• filled jobs by select tourism industries
• employment earnings by select tourism industries

Cruise data

Stats NZ — supported jointly by MBIE, the NZ Cruise Association and Customs NZ — produces annual estimates of cruise ship travellers and spending, including passengers and crew, by region and port. You can find these on the Stats NZ's website.

Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs, 2016-2020)

The Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs) provide an estimate of regional monthly expenditure on tourism from both international and domestic consumers.

Business Events Research Programme (2009-2019)

Data from the Business Events Research Programme, gathered via the Business Events Activity Survey and Business Event Delegate Survey.

Domestic Travel Survey 1999–2012

The Domestic Travel Survey (DTS) surveyed about 15,000 households per year from 1999 to 2012, and was used to estimate the characteristics of New Zealanders’ domestic tourism.

Last updated: 30 June 2021