International Visitor Survey (IVS)

The International Visitor Survey (IVS) measures the expenditure, characteristics and behaviours of international visitors to New Zealand.

For additional analysis, a Quarterly Tourism Report will be released shortly after the IVS. It brings together a range of tourism releases to produce a narrative of the performance of the tourism sector over the last quarter and year.

In this section

IVS data release materials

This page provides high-level summaries of international visitor information in a variety of formats — infographic, key data table and pivot tables.

Impact of COVID-19 on the IVS

The COVID-19 outbreak has affected the IVS collection this quarter. As such, we recommend treating these results with caution. In addition, MBIE and Stats NZ are exploring alternatives to the survey collection for the June and future quarters.

June 2019 revisions to the IVS

Stats NZ publishes International Travel statistics which are used in the calculation of the International Visitor Survey (IVS).To meet IVS deadlines, Stats NZ supplied early provisional unpublished data, before data processing was complete, to MBIE for the December 2018 month. MBIE have now obtained the final data published by Stats NZ and have revised the IVS spend figures for the year ended December 2018 and the year ended March 2019.

IVS survey quality

This page explains what we do to attempt to reduce sampling error in the International Visitor Survey (IVS).

IVS analysis and research

Articles providing a deeper analysis of the International Visitor Survey (IVS) data.

IVS review 2018

Stats NZ has completed a review of the International Visitor Survey (IVS). The details of the review and the review team, and the reports produced, are available on this page.

IVS methodology

Information about the International Visitor Survey (IVS) methodology, including its purpose, quality targets, population, sampling structure and collection, data processing, analysis and outputs.

IVS questionnaire and brochures

Information about the International Visitor Survey (IVS), including links to the PDF version of the questionnaire and brochures.

IVS classifications and definitions

A list of International Visitor Survey (IVS) terms and classifications, to assist with interpreting the data.

IVS data available from Stats NZ

This page provides links to some of the detailed International Visitor Survey data that Stats NZ host through its NZ.Stat tool.

IVS background and redevelopment

When the International Visitor Survey (IVS) started, and how it has developed since, including a major update in 2013.

IVS data download

The International Visitor Survey (IVS) microdata are available on this page for re-use by specialist analysts.

Last updated: 03 June 2020