Monday, March 19, 2018
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Californians help drive holiday arrivals up 7.5% over 2017

Holiday arrivals grew 7.5% in 2017 to 1.95 million with the United States showing the healthiest growth among New Zealand's major markets.   

Visitors reach record 3.73 million

A record 3.73 million overseas visitors came to New Zealand in the year to December 2017 year with just over half of them here for a holiday.

Stats NZ: Visitor numbers rise while migration slows

A record 3.71 million visitors arrived in New Zealand in the November 2017 year. This was an 8 percent increase from the November 2016 year, Stats NZ said today.

Australians drive visitor arrivals to record 3.69 million

Australian tourists and visitors pushed total arrivals to New Zealand to a record 3.69 million for the year to October, up 8% on the previous corresponding period, according to Stats NZ.

Record arrivals near 3.7m

A record-breaking 3.68 million visitors arrived in New Zealand in the September 2017 year, up 9% on the previous 12 month period, according to Stats NZ.

Visitor arrivals reach record 3.67 million as growth slows

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand reached a new annual record of 3.67 million for the year to August, up 9% compared to the previous year.

Stats NZ: Visitors up for July as trips overseas for Kiwis boom

International visitor arrivals were up 9,100 to 246,900 for July 2017 compared to the same month last year, says Stats NZ.

Stats NZ: Visitor arrivals a record high for July

In July 2017, 246,900 overseas visitors arrived in New Zealand, setting a new July record, said Stats NZ.

MBIE: High ratings for NZ as a travel destination

Almost all international visitors rate New Zealand as a destination with 96% saying their trip met or exceeded expectations, according to MBIE.

Auckland Airport international arrivals up 21%

International arrivals were up by 21% in June 2017 with the British & Irish Lions rugby tour a key contributor to this growth with arrivals from the UK and Ireland up by 265%.

Lions tourists boost June visitors 17%

A surge in visitors from the United Kingdom and Ireland arriving for the British and Irish Lions rugby tour helped boost total overseas visitor arrivals in June 2017 by 17%.

Robust visitor growth forecast for Christchurch

Tourists are forecast to return to Christchurch at a higher rate than pre-earthquake,  according to a new report charting the city’s recovery.

Nearly 500,000 visitors to Coromandel last summer

Nearly half a million people visited the Coromandel over the last Christmas-New Years period, according to our latest peak population study.

Visitor arrivals jump 10% to new record

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand jumped to a new annual record of just over 3.6m in the year end May 2017, a 10% increase on the same period the previous year. 

Tourist numbers reach record high

Visitor arrivals for the April 2017 year numbered 3.6 million, setting a new annual record.

Auckland’s peak summer season the hottest yet

Storms came and went, but it was a long, scorching summer for Auckland as far as tourism goes.

Banks: Capacity constraints putting tourism growth at risk

Short-term visitor arrivals were flat in March compared to the same month last year marking the first period since 2014 when a new monthly record was not set.

ANZ’s Charts that Matter: Tourism boom easing

Tourism is on a tear with no sign of slowing, driven by ever-higher numbers of Chinese tourists, right? Actually, no.

More flights, new visa rules to boost Chinese market

Air services to New Zealand from China have been boosted by 20% and measures to facilitate easier travel for Chinese visitors have been launched.

Record travel and trade volumes for summer

Passenger volumes peaked as expected, with more than 3.68 million travellers passing through international airports in December, January and February.

USA, Europe drive record NZ visits

Tourists continued to flock to New Zealand in record numbers in the year to February.

Auckland cruise arrivals near 90k in record February

The Ports of Auckland handled 31 cruise ship visits for the month of February, welcoming 89,516 visiting passengers and crew.

Auckland nears 1m international passengers for January

For the second consecutive month, Auckland Airport welcomed a record number of international passengers.

Visitor arrivals now more than 3.5m

The number of visitors to New Zealand has passed the 3.5 million mark with total arrivals up 11 per cent for the year ending January 2017.

Record passengers lift Christchurch Airport interim profit over $18m

Christchurch Airport reported a record 3.24m passengers passed through its gates in the six months to 31 December 2016 driving interim net profit to $18.3m. Total passenger movements grew by 4.4%, or 135,392, compared to...

Japan visitors top 100,000 for first time in almost a decade

Japanese visitors to New Zealand broke through the 100,000 mark for the first time since 2008, with the market showing recovery form a long decline due to economic issues and natural disasters.

Year ends on high for tourism numbers

Its official, 2016 was a bumper year for holiday arrivals to New Zealand with record numbers of tourists, up 16.2 per cent on the previous year.

Tourism industry aims to maintain record growth

“Our challenge now is to maintain the growth trajectory in a sustainable way,” Tourism Industry Aotearoa Chief Executive Chris Roberts says.

Visitor numbers surge to 3.5 million

Surging numbers of tourists on NZ's roads has led to a police response - RNZ News A record number of tourists visited New Zealand last year with even more expected in the year ahead. Annual visitor...
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