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 - February 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.
March guest nights lack last Easter’s lift – Media release
Total guest nights spent in hotels, motels, backpackers, and holiday parks fell 4.0 percent in March 2019 compared with a busy March 2018, due to the timing of Easter, Stats NZ said today.
“Guest nights fell across the country in March this year compared with last year, when Easter occurred partly in March,” accommodation statistics manager Melissa McKenzie said.
March 2019 guest night numbers were 3.7 percent higher than March 2017, a more comparable month as Easter was in mid-April in 2017.
Both international and domestic guests spent fewer nights in commercial accommodation in March 2019 compared with March 2018, down 5.7 percent and 2.5 percent respectively.
The timing of Easter also impacted international visitor arrivals. See Visitor arrivals dip down in March.
March’s monthly numbers may also have been affected by events in the South Island. The Nelson area was battling significant fires during February into early March, Christchurch guest nights may have been impacted by the mosque attacks of 15 March, and flooding on the West Coast caused road and bridge closures from 26 March.
When the movement of the Easter holiday and other seasonal factors are accounted for, total guest nights rose 1.2 percent in March 2019 from February 2019.
Annual guest nights rose 0.6 percent for the year ended March 2019, compared with the March 2018 year. This was the smallest annual increase since 2013. Annual guest night growth peaked at 6.5 percent in the year ended November 2016.
The accommodation survey collects data for guests staying in short-term commercial accommodation such as hotels, motels, backpackers, and holiday parks. Hosted and private accommodation, such as bed and breakfasts, and holiday homes, are excluded.
For more information about these statistics:
• Visit Accommodation survey: March 2019
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