International tourism spend on accommodation services in the Canterbury area, New Zealand
Jun 2014–Jun 2019, NZD millions
Below is the definition of the RTO areas according to Territorial Authorities. Note some of these are different from the ones published in the Accommodation Survey from Stats NZ.
Auckland: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). It includes Auckland
Bay of Plenty: Tourism Bay of Plenty, It includes Tauranga, the Whakatāne and Western Bay of Plenty districts
Canterbury: ChristchurchNZ. It includes Christchurch and the Waimakariri, Selwyn, Ashburton, and Hurunui districts
Central Otago: Tourism Central Otago. It includes the Central Otago district
Clutha: Destination Clutha. It includes the Clutha district
Coromandel: Destination Coromandel. It includes the Thames-Coromandel and Hauraki districts.
Dunedin: Enterprise Dunedin. It includes Dunedin city
Fiordland: Destination Fiordland. It includes the western part of the Southland district
Gisborne: Activate Tairawhiti. It includes the Opotiki and Gisborne districts
Hawke's Bay: Hawke's Bay Tourism. It includes Napier, and the Hastings, Central Hawke's Bay, and Wairoa districts
Lake Taupo: Destination Great Lake Taupo. It includes the Taupo district
Lake Wanaka: Lake Wanaka Tourism. It includes part of the Queenstown-Lakes district
Kaikoura: Destination Kaikoura. It includes the Kaikoura district.
Mackenzie: It includes the Mackenzie district
Manawatu: Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA). It includes Palmerston North and the Manawatu district.
Marlborough: Destination Marlborough. It includes the Marlborough district
Nelson Tasman: Nelson Regional Development Agency (NRDA). It includes the Nelson and Tasman districts.
Northland: Northland Inc. It includes the Whangarei, Kaipara and Far North districts.
Queenstown: Destination Queenstown. It includes part of the Queenstown-Lakes district.
Rotorua: Destination Rotorua. It includes the Rotorua district
Ruapehu: Visit Ruapehu. It includes the Ruapehu district
Southland: Venture Southland. It includes Invercargill, the Gore district, and the eastern part of the Southland district
Taranaki: Venture Taranaki. It includes the New Plymouth, Stratford, and South Taranaki districts.
Timaru: Aoraki Tourism. It includes the Timaru district
Waikato: Hamilton & Waikato Tourism. It includes Hamilton, and the Waikato, Waipa, Otorohanga, Waitomo, Matamata-Piako, and South Waikato districts
Wairarapa: Destination Wairarapa. It includes the Carterton, Masterton and South Wairarapa districts
Waitaki: Tourism Waitaki. It includes the Waitaki district
Wellington: Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA). It includes the cities of Wellington, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt, and the Kapiti Coast district.
West Coast: Tourism West Coast. It includes the Buller, Grey, and Westland districts
Whanganui: Visit Whanganui. It includes the Whanganui district
Not elsewhere classified: Districts that are not controlled by any RTO. These are Horowhenua, Rangitikei, Tararua, Waimate, Kawerau and the Chatham Islands.
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Limitations of the data
Quality issues might include:
- outliers in the spend data, for example particular combinations of spending that may be unusual when compared to the rest of New Zealand,
- bias due to the limited coverage of spend data, and
- limitations of the weighting and forecasting methodology at detailed levels.
The data is subject to revision at the time of publication of the latest Tourism Satellite Account.
The MRTEs depend on electronic ‘card present’ data. However, in the tourism sector (especially accommodation), services are often pre-booked via online methods, which (to date) have fallen outside the available MRTE collection method (e.g. purchases made overseas).
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Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates: International product by RTO June 2019
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At URL provided, select 'International product by RTO'
The data has been resaved as a CSV file with one sheet. The month field was edited to a mmm-yy format.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates: International product by RTO June 2019, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 2-33,481
- Column: 4
- Provided: 33,480 data points
This data forms the table Tourism - International expenditure by tourism product by RTO (Monthly) Apr 2008–Jun 2019.
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About this dataset
The Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs) provide an estimate of regional monthly expenditure on tourism from both international and domestic consumers.
Method of collection/Data provider
The MRTEs provide an actual spend figure for tourism products. The process uses modelling to estimate all regional tourism spending, and then rakes up the totals to approximate the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) and the International Visitor Survey (IVS) results.
Effectively, the MRTEs are a regionalisation of the Tourism Satellite Account, with airfares and education fees removed.
The totals of the MRTEs align with the Tourism Satellite Account up to the latest Year ending March, by design. Beyond March, the MRTEs are based on observed changes in the value of card transactions i.e. they are a projection off the YE March base.