Industry Research & Statistics

Convention Activity Survey
The Convention Activity Survey (CAS) monitors and benchmarks the performance of more than 300 professional conferencing and meeting venues in New Zealand. The CAS is the 'supply-side' component of the Convention Research Programme.

Venues that regularly host MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) provide ongoing data on the events they have hosted. Participants include major hotel chains, convention and exhibition centres and boutique venue providers.

The programme is funded by the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment in partnership with thirteen Convention Bureaux in New Zealand (Auckland, Hamilton & Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Taupo, Manawatu, Wellington, Marlborough, Nelson, Christchurch & Canterbury, Dunedin and Queenstown).


Latest Reports

Convention Activity Survey Report year ended December 2016
Convention Activity Survey Report year ended September 2016
Convention Activity Survey Report year ended June 2016
Convention Activity Survey Report year ended March 2016
Convention Activity Survey Report year ended December 2015
Convention Activity Survey Report year ended September 2015
Convention Activity survey Report year ended June 2015
Convention Activity Survey Report year ended March 2015
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End December 2014 [PDF]
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End September 2014 [PDF]
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End June 2014 [PDF]
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End March 2014 [PDF] 
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End December 2013 [PDF]
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End September 2013 [PDF]
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End June 2013 [PDF]
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End March 2013 [PDF]


Previous Reports
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End December 2012 [PDF]
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End June 2012 [XLSX] 
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End March 2012 [XLSX] 
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End December 2011 [XLS] 
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End September 2011 [XLS] 
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End June 2011 [XLS] 
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End March 2011 [XLS] 
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End December 2010 [PDF]
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End September 2010 [PDF]
Convention Activity Survey Report Year End June 2010 [PDF]
Convention Activity Survey Report Quarter 4 (October – December) 2009 [PDF]
Convention Activity Survey Report Quarter 3 (July – September) 2009 [PDF]
Convention Activity Survey Report Quarter 2 (April – June) 2009 [PDF]
Convention Activity Survey Report Quarter 1 (January – March) 2009 [PDF]


Convention Delegate Survey
Established in 2009, the Convention Delegate Survey (CDS) collects expenditure and length of stay data from multi-day convention delegates through an online survey. The CDS is the ‘demand-side’ component of the Convention Research Programme. Approximately 2500 local, domestic and international convention/conference delegates are surveyed each year across New Zealand

In 2012 the CDS was redeveloped to address problematic definitional and methodological issues. As a result the CDS spend measures now align with the International Visitor Survey, enabling direct comparisons between the two data sources.

The changes to the CDS have created a statistical discontinuity between the current report and those previously published; therefore reports published prior to 2013 cannot be directly compared to later periods.

Information on the survey method and how the CDS has changed can be found in the CDS report for the year ending December 2013.

Click here to view the Convention Delegate Survey - Year Ended December 2015
Click here to view the Convention Delegate Survey - Year Ended December 2014
Click here to view the Convention Delegate Survey - Year Ended December 2013
Click here to view the Convention Delegate Survey - Year Ended June 2012
Click here to view the Convention Delegate Survey - Year Ended June 2011
Click here to view the Convention Delegate Survey - Year Ended June 2010


New Zealand Tourism Forecasts
2015-2021 Tourism Forecasts
The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment has updated its tourism forecasts for key tourism markets for the 2015-2021 period. The forecasts suggest that the long term outlook is positive. The 2015 forecasts continued to use a technical committee to moderate and ameliorate the forecast results. The technical committee consisted of members from the Ministry, Air New Zealand, Tourism Industry Association (TIA), Auckland International Airport, the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) and Tourism New Zealand (TNZ).

Two alternative scenarios or ‘what if’ questions are also included in this year’s report. These quantify what will happen to visitor arrivals if a) there is a slowdown to the Chinese economy, and b) oil prices slump and recover.

The central forecasts suggest that the long term outlook is positive, with international visitor expenditure expected to increase 48.5% to $11.1 billion by 2021.

New Zealand Tourism Forecasts 2015-2021 (XLS) 


Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates
The Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates are a new data series which provides more information on regional tourism spending. The RTIs are based on electronic card transaction data and provide regular updates on both international and domestic tourism expenditure at a regional level.

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today show that tourism expenditure grew in most regions over the year to December 2016.

The fastest growing region was Nelson, which increased 15 per cent over the year to $340 million, followed by West Coast (up 13 per cent to $488 million) and Otago (up 12 per cent to $3.5 billion).

The earthquake on 14 November has had a limited overall impact on national tourism expenditure.

However, the earthquake made a significant impact on the total spend locally in North Canterbury, which includes Kaikoura and Hurunui Districts. This region saw a 28 per cent fall in tourism spending in December 2016 (to $27 million) compared with December 2015. International visitors' spending in North Canterbury fell 48 per cent in December 2016 (compared with December 2015), while domestic visitor spending fell 16 per cent over the same period.

Other regions in the South Island have recovered from the impact of the earthquakes in November, with international and domestic tourism spending at or higher than levels seen in December 2015.

 

More detailed information on the RTI series is available on the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment website.

The RTIs and other tourism related data are also available on the newly released New Zealand Tourism Dashboard
 

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is a monthly report produced by Statistics New Zealand and sponsored by Tourism New Zealand. It is released two working days after the International Travel and Migration information release.

The report contains detailed tables and graphs of monthly and annual data, showing the number and characteristics of visitor arrivals. Visitor arrivals are defined as overseas residents arriving in New Zealand for a stay of less than 12 months. Most of the data is presented by country, for a selection of major source countries of visitors to New Zealand.

Latest releases

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: December 2016
International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: November 2016
International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: October 2016
International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: September 2016
International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: August 2016
International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: July 2016
International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: June 2016
International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: May 2016
International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: April 2016
International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: March 2016
International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: February 2016
International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: January 2016
International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: December 2015
International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: November 2015
International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: October 2015

Click here for more information including earlier releases.

 

International Visitor Survey (IVS)

The International Visitor Survey (IVS)  by MBIE measures the travel patterns and expenditure of international visitors to New Zealand. Data includes expenditure, places visited, activities/attractions, accommodation and transport.

Latest releases:
International Visitor Survey for the year ended December 2016
International Visitor Survey for the year ended September 2016
International Visitor Survey for the year ended June 2016
International Visitor Survey for the year ended March 2016


Business Event Arrivals 2016

Accommodation Survey

The Accommodation Survey collects data for guests staying in hotels, motels, backpacker accommodation, and holiday parks in New Zealand each month. Private accommodation is excluded.
 



 

 

 


Provisional international travel statistics

Overview of latest international travel trends

For more detailed statistics, see Provisional international travel statistics. This web page provides the latest available weekly and four-weekly information for short-term overseas visitor arrivals and short-term New Zealand resident departures. Data are published for the 10 main source and 10 main destination countries, as well as for regions and totals.