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Waipoua Forest with 'Footprints' Maori guide

Tourism statistics including the Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM) and Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (spend data).

Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM) - July 2017

Against the long-term trend, Northland’s July monthly guest nights dropped by 1.7% compared to July 2016, however Northland is still ahead of the national growth rate for the year. 

In July international guest nights grew by 7.5%, however a drop in domestic guest nights of 5.2% dragged down the overall total. Around the region, guest nights grew in Kaipara (2%) and Whangarei (4.4%), while nights in Far North dropped by 4.4%. Holiday Park and Backpacker Hostel nights dropped, while motel nights increased.
For the year ended July 2017, Northland guest night growth is now at 5.9%, still well ahead of the national average growth rate of 3.3%

Please note: CAM data is released six weeks after the end of the month, while spend data is released approximately three weeks after the end of the month. Release dates of the two data sets never completely line up. View the Northland Accommodation Monitor - July 2017  |  Visit Statistics New Zealand

Guest Nights - July 2017
Guest Nights - July 2017

Northland tourism spend - August 2017

Northland spend passes $1.1 billion mark

Annual spend for Northland has for the first time passed the $1.1 billion mark. At 10 percent YOY, year-end spend growth for Northland is at 10 percen, and still tracking well ahead of the national average of 7 percent.

August visitor spend for Northland slowed compared to the national average, growing 4 percent for the month against the national monthly growth rate of 10 percent.  It will be interesting to track this over the coming months to see if this is a blip, or if the monthly growth rate has now slowed. 

Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates 2017

Click on the chart to launch MBIE's interactive graphics - then select Northland.
Click on the chart to launch MBIE's interactive graphics - then select Northland.

International Visitor Arrivals – September 2016 - August 2017

The interactive graphics in the MRTE pages allow users to dynamically filter the data based on region, Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO), country of origin, product grouping, and year of data depending on what page is used. Please phone Paul Davis (09 438 3651) if you need any help with interpretation.