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 - March 2019
Click here to view the latest MRTE - May 2019
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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
When you take into account the short month, Easter, school and public holidays, April BE AU arrivals performed strongly with 3,412 delegates + 20.5%.
AU business confidence continues to be cautious following the May federal election and interest rate cut by the AU Reserve Bank. Media commentary highlights the probability of a pending recession. New Zealand has lost a number of opportunities the Q3/Q4 FY19 due to cost or company decisions to remain on-shore.
Fall in international guest nights continues – Media release
For the sixth consecutive month, international guests spent fewer nights in hotels, motels, backpackers, and holiday parks compared with the same month a year ago, Stats NZ said.
“In May 2019, international guest nights were down 7.4 percent, falling for the sixth month in a row,” accommodation statistics manager Melissa McKenzie said.
“This may indicate that international guests are choosing hosted or other accommodation not captured in the accommodation survey.”
"May is typically one of the quieter months for commercial accommodation, with little more than half the guest nights seen in summer months," Ms McKenzie said.
“Kiwis staying in holiday parks and hotels in May helped keep total guest nights up, despite the drop in international guests.”
In May 2019, total guest nights rose 0.9 percent as Kiwis spent 6.6 percent more nights in commercial accommodation than the same month last year. This increase offset the fall in overseas guest nights.
In the year ended May 2019, total guest nights rose 1.1 percent to 40,378,000 from the May 2018 year. This is the lowest annual guest night growth for almost six years, apart from a 0.6 percent rise in the year ended March 2019.
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: May 2019
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