Domestic tourism spend on food and beverage serving services in the Ruapehu area, New Zealand

Sep 2013–Sep 2018, NZD millions


Domestic tourism: This measures people who travel further than 40 km from their place of residence (and are not on a main commuting route).

This is the explanation of the RTO areas. Note this is slightly different from the Accommodation Survey one.

Auckland: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). It includes Auckland
Bay of Plenty: Tourism Bay of Plenty, It includes Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty district
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 Whakatane, Horowhenua, Rangitikei, Tararua, Waimate, Kawerau and the Chatham Islands.

Limitations of the data

MRTEs are provisional until the TSA for the March year are published. Then MRTEs will be revised to align with that data source. For example, MRTEs for the March 2017 year will be updated in October when TSA 2017 is published. Small corrections may occur in historical series if they are identified.

Data provided by

Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

Dataset name

Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates: Domestic product by RTO September 2018


How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Domestic product by region'
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

File as imported: Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates: Domestic product by RTO September 2018

From the dataset Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates: Domestic product by RTO September 2018, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Data base
  • Range: D2:D31232
  • Provided: 31,231 data points

This data forms the table Tourism - Domestic expenditure by tourism product by RTO (Monthly) Apr 2008–Sep 2018.

Dataset originally released on:

October 25, 2018

Method of collection/Data provider

The Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs) provide an estimate of regional monthly expenditure on tourism from both international and domestic consumers.
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.