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 - July 2019
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
June 2019 recorded positive growth with 3,750 AU BE arrivals for the month, the highest recorded in June over the past five years. This result helped achieve a yearend FY19 from Australia of 43,170 delegates – a respectable +3.1% growth.
Kiwis keep commercial accommodation busy through winter – Media release
New Zealanders stayed 2.7 percent more nights in hotels, motels, backpackers, and holiday parks in July 2019 than in July 2018, Stats NZ said today.
Kiwis spent over 1.7 million nights in short-term commercial accommodation in July 2019.
“Domestic guest nights in July months have risen consistently over the last seven years, increasing more than New Zealand’s population over the same period," accommodation statistics manager Melissa McKenzie said.
Total guest nights rose 0.8 percent to 2.7 million in the month of July 2019, compared with the previous July. This was driven by a 2.7 percent rise in domestic guest nights, which offset a 2.4 percent fall in international guest nights.
International guest nights have decreased for the last eight months, when compared with the same month in the previous year.
Wellington region bucks the trend with growth in international guest nights
In July 2019, the Wellington region had the biggest increase in guest nights – propped up by All Blacks and Warriors rugby games in the city. International guest nights were up 28 percent, and domestic guest nights up 4.2 percent, compared with July 2018.
International guest nights in Wellington were also high in July 2017 when the Lions rugby tour boosted activity.
“June is the quietest month of the year for commercial accommodation in New Zealand. Typically, guest nights pick up with the winter ski season and school holidays in July,” Ms McKenzie said.
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: July 2019
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