Tourism statistics include information about expenditure by domestic and international visitors, contribution to GDP, tourism employment, and arrivals and departures by overseas visitors and New Zealand resident travellers.
Statistics about tourism also include information on total expenditure by international students in New Zealand, expenditure by New Zealand travellers abroad, and English language student expenditure on tuition, related expenses, and accommodation.
Reports and articles
The Tourism Satellite Account, published annually, is a key source of information about the important role tourism plays in the New Zealand economy. It presents information on changing trends, the impact of tourism activity, and tourism’s contribution to the New Zealand economy.
Search for more information.
- International Travel and Migration
International travel and migration statistics record arrivals to and departures from New Zealand by overseas visitors, New Zealand resident travellers, and permanent and long-term migrants (immigrants and emigrants).
- Accommodation Survey
This monthly release provides information on short-term commercial accommodation activity at a regional and national level.
International and domestic tourists in New Zealand often stay in short-term accommodation, such as hotels, motels, backpacker hostels, or holiday parks. The type of information Statistics NZ collects about short-term accommodation includes regional data, capacity, occupancy rates, and guest nights.
- Balance of Payments and International Investment Position
Money spent by international tourists contributes to New Zealand's balance of payments and international investment position. These statistics also provide a comprehensive record of New Zealand's economic relationship with the rest of the world.