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About the DTS

Through this page you can access a range of information about the Domestic Travel Survey.

Data reliability

The Domestic Travel Survey draws on a sample of between 15,000 New Zealand residents per year to represent the behaviour of all domestic travellers in New Zealand.

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The Domestic Travel Survey provides accurate, quarterly information on the number and type of trips, characteristics, behaviour and expenditure of domestic visitors.

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Classifications and definitions

Domestic Travel Survey data is recorded using particular terms and groupings (classifications). This section provides a list of those definitions and classifications to aid you in interpreting the data.

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New DTS data series

Domestic Travel Survey results from the year to September 2009 form the beginning of a new data series, which uses an improved methodology and provides more accurate data.

Read more about New DTS data series

Last updated 9 December 2011

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