Tourism data releases

This section includes the Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs), international visitor survey, accommodation survey, visitor arrival data, and data on cruise visitor spending in New Zealand. You can also find out about our research into business events in New Zealand.

International travel

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

Stats NZ Website — Insights(external link)

Cruise data

Stats NZ — supported jointly by us, 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.

Stats NZ website — Information releases(external link)

In this section

Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs)

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

Accommodation Survey

The Accommodation Survey provided information about short-term commercial accommodation activity at national, regional, and lower levels.

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.

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.

Business Events Research Programme

Access the latest data from the Business Events Research Programme, gathered via the Business Events Activity Survey and Business Event Delegate Survey.