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Waipoua Forest with 'Footprints' Maori guide

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

Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM) - September 2017

September guest nights in Northland fell overall compared to 2016, but there was a mixed pattern underneath the topline data. 

For the month international nights grew by 11.2%, while domestic nights declined for the third month in a row, also by 11.2%.  Far North and Whangarei districts both recorded drops compared to 2016, while Kaipara grew in September.
 
Year ended growth rate for Northland has now slowed to 4.5%, but is still well ahead of the national average 2.6%. Overall across the country, it seems the last few years of ongoing rapid growth is slowing.

Please note: CAM data is released six weeks after the end of the month, while spend data is released approximately three weeks after the end of the month. Release dates of the two data sets rarely completely line up. View the Northland Accommodation Monitor - September 2017  |  Visit Statistics New Zealand

Guest Nights - July 2017
Guest Nights - July 2017

Northland tourism spend - September 2017

Northland’s spend growth rate slowed to 6% in September, falling behind the national growth rate of 7%.  

For the year ended September, Northland’s growth rate of 9% continues to be above the national rate of 6%. Arrivals from all Northland’s main international source markets continued to grow strongly in September, indicating a slowing of domestic market activity.

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 – October 2016 - September 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.