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Overview of latest international travel trends….

Friday, 15 Dec, 2017
Four weeks ended 5 November 2017

Provisional travel statistics for major source and destination countries.
Four weeks ended 5 November 2017                           
                           
International visitor arrivals                           
Total visitor arrivals are up 1% compared to the same four-week period last year.                           
UP: India 22%, Korea 15%, China 7%, USA 7%, Germany 5%, UK 2%, Japan 2%
DOWN: Australia 2%, Singapore 8%.                       
                           
New Zealand resident departures                           
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 10% compared to the same four-week period last year.                           
UP: China 42%, Thailand 34%, Fiji 33%, UK 20%, Samoa 7%, Australia 7%, Cook Islands 4%, Indonesia 4%.      
DOWN: USA 9%, India 10%.                                                                                 
 
Accommodation Stats for September 2017 compared with September 2016:
National guest nights were up 36,000 (1.4 percent) to 2,670,000
Domestic guest nights were up 2,000 (0.1 percent) to 1,639,000
International guest nights were up 34,000 (3.4 percent) to 1,030,000
North Island guest nights were down 16,000 (1.0 percent) to 1,628,000
South Island guest nights were up 52,000 (5.2 percent) to 1,042,000
 
Guest nights increased for two of the four accommodation types:
Hotels – up 43,000 (4.2 percent) to 1,071,000
Motels – down 13,000 (1.4 percent) to 890,000
Backpackers – down 7,000 (2.2 percent) to 326,000
Holiday parks – up 13,000 (3.5 percent) to 382,000
 
Guest nights were up in 8 of the 12 regional areas.
 The largest increases were seen in:

    Otago – up 21,000 (5.2 percent) to 423,000
    Canterbury – up 16,000 (4.8 percent) to 361,000
    Taranaki, Manawatu-Wanganui – up 9,000 (6.0 percent) to 160,000

 The largest decreases were seen in:

    Auckland – down 22,000 (4.0 percent) to 552,000
    Waikato – down 10,000 (3.9 percent) to 220,000
    Northland – down 4,000 (4.3 percent) to 96,000

 

Source: Tourism Properties.com

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