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Queenstown Facts & Statistics

View the latest Queenstown tourism facts and statistics from Destination Queenstown, Tourism New Zealand and Statistics New Zealand.

The statistics below are provided to assist you in your promotion of Queenstown and New Zealand as a tourism destination.

If you require further information or clarification on any of the following statistics, please contact Sherri Gilchrist, Digital Marketing Executive.

Browse below research and statistics resources.

Accommodation Survey

Formerly known as Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM), the Accommodation Survey is a monthly census of commercial accommodation providers in New Zealand produced by Stats NZ. Data is divided by regional tourism organisations (RTO) area and accommodation types including hotels, motels, hostels and holiday parks. The information presented includes capacity, occupancy rates, guest nights and number of establishments. The figures are released monthly and are available on the Statistics New Zealand website three months after the data collection.  To view more statistics visit the Statistics New Zealand website.

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Airport Passenger Statistics

View the latest international and domestic passenger statistics from the Queenstown International Airport.

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Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs)

The Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs) are a new research based on electronic card transaction data and are designed to provide regular updates on both International and Domestic tourism expenditure at a regional level.

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International Visitor Arrivals (IVA)

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is a monthly report produced by Statistics New Zealand and sponsored by Tourism New Zealand. The report contains detailed tables and graphs of monthly and annual data, showing the number and characteristics of visitor arrivals. Visitor arrivals are defined as overseas residents arriving in New Zealand for a stay of less than 12 months.

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New Zealand Regional Tourism Forecasts 2016 - 2022

Since 1999, the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment has produced forecasts annually for a seven-year projection period. The current forecasts cover the period to 2022. The Ministry forecasts provide expectations on the future tourism demand in New Zealand. The forecasts are intended to support the tourism sector and government in decision making and planning. Data is for international and domestic tourists and variables include visits, visitor nights, length of stay, purpose of visit and visitor origin.

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Tourism New Zealand Stats

Looking for more information? Another great resource for research and events in the New Zealand tourism industry is the Tourism New Zealand website.

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