International Visitor Survey (IVS)
The International Visitor Survey (IVS) measures the expenditure, characteristics and behaviours of international visitors to New Zealand.
Update September 2023
The International Visitor Survey (IVS) recommenced in July 2022 after a break of 2 years. This release contains results for Quarter 2 of 2023 (April to June).
We advise caution when using and interpreting IVS quarterly-level results. The total sample size for Q2 2023 is lower than for Q1 2023 (Jan to March), reflecting the typically smaller flow of international visitors during this low season. In addition, quarterly level statistics have a higher margin of error than annual level statistics. More information on data quality, including sample sizes, response rates, and margins of error can be found on the Survey quality page:
Top-line results for Quarter 2 2023 (April to June), and for previous quarters from Quarter 3 2022 (July to September) onward, can be found on the Tourism Evidence and Insights Centre (TEIC):
In this section
On this page, we provide a link to the new data visualisations for the June 2023 quarter (Q2) and outline reasons for changes to what we release each quarter. Summaries of previous releases are also provided.
This page contains key survey quality metrics for the International Visitor Survey (IVS).
Articles providing a deeper analysis of the International Visitor Survey (IVS) data.
Information about the International Visitor Survey (IVS) methodology, including its purpose, quality targets, population, sampling structure and collection, data processing, analysis and outputs.
Information about the International Visitor Survey (IVS), including links to the PDF version of the questionnaire and brochures.
A list of International Visitor Survey (IVS) terms and classifications, to assist with interpreting the data.
This page provides links to some of the detailed International Visitor Survey data that Stats NZ host through its NZ.Stat tool. Updated IVS data via the nz.stat portal is planned for late 2023.
When the International Visitor Survey (IVS) started, and how it has developed since, including a major update in 2013.
As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting tourism research, this page provides the International Visitor Survey (IVS) microdata.