Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Guest nights drop as domestic North Island stays fall

National guest nights dropped slightly in August driven by a fall in North Island stays by domestic travellers.

Stats NZ delays top tourism data collection

The country's premier tourism data collection, the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) has been delayed.

Stats NZ to review MBIE’s IVS

MBIE is to have its top tourism data collection, the Tier 1 International Visitor Survey, reviewed by Stats NZ because of concerns over its accuracy.

West Coast tourism spend grows fastest for August

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by MBIE yesterday showed an increase in tourism expenditure in most regions in the year to August 2017.

Research: NZ hotel rates cheap, could rise further

New Zealand hotel room rates are cheaper than comparable international destinations and could justifiably increase further, according to a Lincoln University study. 

Visitor arrivals reach record 3.7 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.

Tourism spurs services surplus to a record $1.3bn

New Zealand’s current account deficit narrowed to $1.6 billion in the June 2017 quarter, driven by $3.7 billion worth of spending by visitors from overseas.

Squash champs helps BOP lead guest nights growth

The Bay of Plenty region saw the largest increase in guest nights in New Zealand for July, up 5.4% compared to the same month last year, according to Stats NZ.

UN: Strongest growth since 2010 for global tourism

Destinations worldwide welcomed 598m international tourists in the first six months of 2017, some 36m more than in the same period of 2016.

TNZ: Visitor feedback highlights opportunities for industry

Data sourced from international visitors will help the New Zealand tourism industry continue to meet expectations and identify new opportunities, says Tourism New Zealand.

MBIE: UK visitor spend surges as Chinese drops

For visitors from the United Kingdom, spending continued to grow strongly across all regions as a result of the DHL NZ Lions Series.

Stats NZ starts investigation into MBIE’s IVS

Stats NZ has begun an investigation into the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's International Visitor Survey

CAS: More delegates, more days, more events

A strong 12 months for events has seen measures lift across the board, MBIE's latest Convention Activity Survey.

Marketview: Lions tourists proved value off the field

A new report shows that the Lions tour provided a significant boost to the local economy, attracting high value and experience driven British and Irish supporters.

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: International visitors spend $10.3bn to June 2017

Spending by international visitors in New Zealand was $10.3 billion for the year ending June 2017, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

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.

Sports events lift hospo growth to new record

The World Masters Games and the Lions rugby tour helped boost hospitality which saw record growth for the food and beverages services industry in the June 2017 quarter.

Holiday parks biggest beneficiaries as June guest nights jump

New Zealand national guest nights rose by 6.7% to 2.3m in June compared to the same month last year, boosted by visitors in New Zealand for the Lions rugby tour.

MBIE revises data, releases user guide with latest MRTEs

MBIE has released a new user guide with the latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates and has tweaked its historical dataset for the collection.

Domestic passengers surge as Queenstown reports record

Queenstown Airport has reported another record rise in passengers with 1.89m travelling through its Frankton terminal in the year to June, up 15% compared to the previous corresponding period.

Air New Zealand – a year in numbers

As the new financial year gets underway Air New Zealand has been looking back over key customer data from the past 12 months to reveal interesting insights into travellers’ habits and preferences.

Canterbury guest nights lead latest rises

Booming tourism in the Mackenzie District has seen Canterbury record an extra 25,000 guest nights in May, topping Stats NZ's latest accommodation survey.

FOCUS on Data: Getting smarter

Angus & Associates has launched a new data tool for tourism operators that will provide them with information on customer expectations and experiences.

FOCUS on Data: A Qrious future

Big data platform Qrious is aiming to become the leading provider of location-led insights for New Zealand's tourism industry.

Hospitality the ‘mane’ event in June spend

A rise in card spending in the hospitality industry in June coincided with the start of the British and Irish Lions rugby tour, according to Stats NZ.

FOCUS on Data: Fresh fields

Tourism economist and consultant and one of the biggest users of NZ's visitor data, Fresh Info, has expanded to Australia.

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.

FOCUS on Data: Building a better offering

In the first article of our week-long series, FOCUS on Data, the Ticker talks to Chris Roberts, chief executive of Tourism Industry Aotearoa on filling the ‘insight gap’ with the industry-led initiative, Tourism Insight Framework.

Wednesday Letter: We need to talk about data

One of the most important resources the tourism industry has is the data provided by government agencies but is MBIE living up to the task and how does it explain clear discrepancies between its own datasets?

Lions lift Wellington Airport to busiest days ever

It was the busiest weekend ever for Wellington Airport with 45,000 passengers travelling through its gates.

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. 

Mastercard: Domestic market increasingly on the move

New Zealanders are increasingly exploring their own country with visiting loved ones the main reason for travelling.

Otago hospitality big winners from Lions tour

Spending benefits from the Lions rugby tour spread to Otago this week with bars, clubs and cafes reporting a big boost in sales.

$600K Lions lift for Canterbury

The Lions match against the Crusaders on Saturday helped boost spending in the Canterbury region over the weekend by $600,000, according to Paymark.

Trans-Tasman travel keeps trade with Australia flying high

Trans-Tasman travel was worth more than $2bn each way, making travel ties with Australia worth more than those with China.

International visitor spend to leap 52% to $15bn by 2023

Strong growth in international visitor numbers and spending is forecast for New Zealand's tourism sector, with international visitors projected to spend $15.3 billion annually by 2023.

Queenstown, Auckland lead Q1 hotel performance

Hotels in tourism gateways Queenstown and Auckland turned in a strong performance in the first quarter despite occupancy plateauing. In the year to March, Queenstown saw occupancy of 90% at an average daily rate (ADR)...

Tourism earnings surge past dairy sector

Tourism now makes ups 5.6% of New Zealand's gross domestic product surging past the dairy industry's 3.5% contribution.

US tourist spending continues to surge, up 22%

Tourism expenditure grew in all regions over the year to March 2017, according to the latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Flat Feb as Kiwi guest nights fall

National guest nights this February were relatively flat, down 0.4 percent on February 2016, according to Statistics NZ.

“Resilient” tourism sees almost 500m visit EU in 2016

Tourists visiting the European Union reached almost half a billion last year, or 40% of the global tourist market.

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.

Subdued growth in guest nights as Kiwis head overseas

International guest nights hit a record 2m in January, up 6.9% on the same month last year.

Hotel occupancy falls across NZ over summer

Hotel occupancy dropped by 2.5% over summer as the average room rate across New Zealand grew by 12.7% to $199.99.

Visitor trends work for Whanganui

Results for December 2016 show visitor arrivals increasing by almost 13,000 people compared to last year. Occupancy rates are up as is the length of stay.

Chinese spending plummets 26% over summer

Spending by Chinese visitors plummeted by more than a quarter over summer, according to Marketview.

Booming hotel market doesn’t deter record tourist numbers

Our trans-Tasman rivals and international travellers visited Godzone in droves in 2016, despite the fact they had to pay more to stay here.

North Island guest nights drive December rise

North Island guest nights drove growth of 3.4% in accommodation in December 2016 compared to the same period last year, according to Statistics NZ.

Spending on tourism activities and in tourist specialty shops falls

Tourism operators and specialty tourist retailers saw spending falls for the four months to February as growth flattened over the year.

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.

Nelson leads the regions in value growth again – here’s why

In the latest monthly regional spending estimates, Nelson again showed the greatest growth. The Ticker spoke to Nelson Regional Development Agency chief executive, Mark Rawson, on the secret behind the region’s success.

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Bennett: Tourists continue to add value to NZ economy

Tourism spending over the summer high season continued to grow in most regions, providing jobs for regional New Zealand, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says.

Tourism spending in regions up in January

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today show that tourism expenditure grew in most regions over the year to January 2017.

International visitor spending steady over 2016

International visitor spending grew 4 per cent to $10.1 billion in the year ended December 2016, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released on Friday by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Delegates up, conventions down for 2016

More delegates spent a longer time at fewer conferences in New Zealand last year, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

Statistics NZ: Tourists flock to motels

International visitors continued to boost guest-night numbers, particularly for motels, in November, Statistics NZ said yesterday.

Quake causes record fall in Kaikoura guest nights in November

Kaikoura had a record 41% in guest nights at the district’s hotels, motels, backpackers, and campgrounds in November, Statistics New Zealand said yesterday.

Māori tourism booms as tourists flock to cultural experiences

Take-up of Maori tourism activities jumped by almost a fifth to over 3.82m visits for the year ended 30 June 2016.

Is a gambling clampdown behind a big drop in Chinese visitor spending?

Chinese New Year spending dropped 10% across New Zealand compared to the corresponding holiday period last year, according to Marketview.

Hotel occupancy was down for Chinese New Year, even in Queenstown

Hotel occupancy across New Zealand dropped markedly for Chinese New Year in 2017, even in the country’s major resort town of Queenstown.

Queenstown Airport sees passenger numbers jump 13%

Following a strong Christmas and New Year travel period, passenger numbers at Queenstown Airport increased 13% over January.

Tourism boom pushes hospitality spending to new record

The tourism boom shows little signs of slowing with hospitality spending rising 1.7% in January compared to the same period last year, accoridng to Statistics New Zealand.

Tourism helps boost spending through Paymark by 33%

In the last five years, the combination of a stronger housing market, strong tourism, relatively low oil prices and strong uptake of contactless cards has tended to support stronger spending through the Paymark network.

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...

Strong start to summer tourism spending

Nearly every region across New Zealand experienced strong growth in tourism spending this summer, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says.

Tourism spending jumps to $26 billion for 2016

Nearly every region across New Zealand experienced strong growth in tourism spending with Wanaka growing the fastest in the year to December.

Nth Canterbury spending plunges following quake

Tourist spending in North Canterbury dropped by over a quarter following the Kaikoura earthquake last year. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake on November 14 led to a drop in spending in December by 28% to $27m...

UN: Longest run of sustained tourism growth since 1960s

International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

MBIE: Tourism spend data for October 2016

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates show that tourism expenditure grew in all regions over the year to October 2016.
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