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

Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM) - April 2017

Latest data from Statistics New Zealand shows the impact on commercial guest nights in Northland due to Easter 2017 falling in April has now balanced out.

As expected, guest nights over Easter 2017 have smoothed out the two year performance for Northland. The drop-off in guest nights in March has now been counterbalanced with growth in April, and Northland’s growth rate of 6.4% as at YE April 2017 is now comfortably ahead of the national growth rate of 4%.

Growth in all three districts for April was very high, with both Kaipara and Whangarei recording growth exceeding 20%. All accommodation types grew with holiday parks recording growth of 33% for April.  Statistics New Zealand's report on April guest nights refers to Northland's increase in guest nights, as follows:   In April 2017, Northland recorded the largest increase in guest nights (up 24,000 or 16.7 %) from April 2016. This was followed by Queenstown (up 18,000 or 6.1 %), Taupo (up 16,000 or 18.5 %), Mackenzie (up 16,000 or 25.6 %), and Bay of Plenty (up 16,000 or 15.6 %).

View the Northland Accommodation Monitor - April 2017  |  Visit Statistics New Zealand

Guest Nights - April 2017
Guest Nights - April 2017

Northland tourism spend

For May 2017, Northland recorded the highest rate of visitor spend growth across all regions, growing 19% over May 2016 to reach $77 million.

For year ended May 2017 the fastest growing region by percentage was West Coast, which increased 14 per cent over the year to $528 million, followed by Tasman (up 11 per cent to $307 million) and Northland (up 10 per cent to $1.085 billion).

Over the past year spend from Northland's largest markets has grown as follows:

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 – June 2016 - May 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.