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Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM) - December 2017

Northland continues to record annual guest night growth well ahead of the national average growth rate of 2.5%.

Guest nights grew by 5.2% overall in the December month. The domestic market returned to strong growth while international nights were flat.

Domestic nights grew 7.6% in December while international nights grew slightly by 0.4%. Hotels (6.9%) and Holiday Parks (8.2%) recorded the highest growth rates. The average Northland occupancy rate of 60.4% was just behind the national average of 61.6%.
 
Northland recorded the fourth highest volume increase in the country behind Canterbury, Taupo and Rotorua. Northland’s December volume growth of 13,000 additional nights was ahead of Queenstown’s additional 12,000 nights.  
 
As at year end 31 December 2017, Northland's annual guest nights totalled 1,951,643 and were up 4.2%. 
 
Around the region, growth was largely even across all districts in December, with Whangarei again recording good growth after an ‘against the trend’ decline blip last 

View the Northland Accommodation Monitor - December 2017  |  Visit Statistics New Zealand

Guest Nights - December 2017
Guest Nights - December 2017

Northland tourism spend - December

Northland spend growth rate for the month of Dec 2017 was $142m, up 7% on Dec 2016.  The national growth rate was 11%.

The Northland growth rate for the year-ended Dec 2017 is now 7%, just ahead of the national average growth rate of 6%.

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 – Jan 2017 - Dec 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.