Travel - NZ resident arrivals by country of main destination and region of residence Year ended December 2015–2019
New Zealand-resident travellers: People who live in New Zealand and are travelling overseas for less than 12 months.
Country of main destination: The country where a New Zealand-resident traveller will spend the most time while overseas. Departure cards do not ask travellers which other countries they intend to visit on the same trip.
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Limitations of the data
Country of main destination (main country visited) comes from sampled data, and the sum of individual figures for countries may differ from totals derived from complete data.
Changes to data collection/processing
Before November 2018, the travel purpose of New Zealand-resident travellers was based on departure card responses and linked to the correspondent arrival card via the passport number.
From November 2018, they are based on arrival card responses. This results in different patterns in purpose of travel. The two series should not be compared.
Data provided by
International Travel: NZ-resident traveller arrivals by main destination and NZ area (Monthly) December 2019
How to find the data
At URL provided select: Tourism > International Travel and Migration - ITM > NZ-resident traveller arrivals by main destination and NZ area (Monthly).
Select 'Rolling Annual' under the Travel Period tab. All other variables were selected to create this dataset.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset International Travel: NZ-resident traveller arrivals by main destination and NZ area (Monthly) December 2019, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 16-71
- Columns: 2-1,189
- Provided: 1,045 data points
Dataset originally released on:
February 17, 2020
About this dataset
International travel covers the number and characteristics of New Zealand resident travellers (short-term movements) entering New Zealand.
Purpose of collection
To track travel movements of New Zealand residents.
Method of collection/Data provider
Data is obtained from electronic passport and flight records by the New Zealand Customs Service. New Zealand area comes from administrative data from the Integrated Data Infrastructure.