The Business Events Research Programme was established in 2009 through a partnership between Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ), the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment (MBIE) and 10 Convention Bureaux in New Zealand. Since then, 3 additional Convention Bureaux have joined.
The objectives of the programme are to:
* monitor MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) activity in New Zealand
* estimate the contribution multi-day business events make to the New Zealand economy.
The following Convention Bureaux participate in the Business Events Research Programme:
* Hawke's Bay
* Christchurch & Canterbury
* Hamilton & Waikato (joined July 2011)
* Bay of Plenty (joined July 2011)
* Destination Marlborough (joined July 2012)
* Southland (joined February 2018).
Business Events Activity Survey - December 2018
Click here to view the latest MRTE - January 2019
Click here for more information on MRTEs
The International Visitor Survey (IVS) measures the expenditure, characteristics and behaviours of international visitors to New Zealand.
International Visitor Survey (IVS) data is presented in the following user-friendly formats:
* Infographic: provides a visual summary of international visitor expenditure and arrival numbers by key markets.
* Key data table: provides a summary of international visitor expenditure by key markets and purpose of visit.
* Pivot tables: provide estimates of international visitor expenditure, and margins of error, by key overseas markets and purpose of visit for every year.
CINZ Australia Commentary
November is traditionally one of our highest business event visitor arrivals months from Australia. Month end November 2018 didn’t disappoint with 5,100 visitors up 8.1%. This was followed by an equally robust December month-end with 2,428 visitors up 23.4%. Australia continues to remain strong with 43,192 overall business event visitors year-end December. This equates to 56% of all international business event arrivals.
The Stats NZ Accommodation Survey collects data for guests staying in hotels, motels, backpacker accommodation, and holiday parks in New Zealand each month. Private accommodation is excluded.
Guest nights flat in January - Media Release (14/3/19)
The total number of guest nights spent in hotels, motels, backpackers, and holiday parks in January 2019 was almost identical to January 2018, Stats NZ said today.
Overall guest nights in January were flat. International guests spent fewer nights in backpackers and holiday parks, while Kiwis spent more nights in short-term commercial accommodation.
“Flat guest nights this January may reflect increased popularity in other types of accommodation,” accommodation and construction statistics manager Melissa McKenzie said.
“Some accommodation types not measured in commercial accommodation statistics include people staying with friends and relatives, bed and breakfasts, freedom camping, and holiday houses,” Ms McKenzie said.
Guest nights usually peak in January
Accommodation is a seasonal industry, and January is the peak month.
“January months often see New Zealanders making the most of the good weather and summer holiday break from work and school,” Ms McKenzie said.
New guest night records were set in each of the four previous Januarys but not this year. January 2019 guest nights fell slightly short of January 2018’s record 4.97 million nights.
Holiday parks are the most seasonal of the four accommodation types in the accommodation survey. Kiwis helped boost guest nights in holiday parks, up 0.8 percent to a record 1.7 million in January 2019.
For more information about these statistics:
• Visit Accommodation survey: January 2019
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