Tourism data releases

This section includes the Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs), Accommodation Data Programme (ADP), International Visitor Survey, Tourism Satellite Account, and data on international travel and cruise visitor spending 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 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.

Stats NZ website — Information releases(external link)

In this section

Tourism Electronic Card Transactions (TECTs)

The TECTs are an interim replacement to Monthly Regional tourism Estimates (MRTEs) that provide insights into monthly tourism spend.

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 Data Programme (ADP)

The Accommodation Data Programme (ADP) is a new programme providing information about short-term accommodation activity at national, regional, and lower 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.

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.

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.

Last updated: 05 October 2020