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DTS online database

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Note | The Domestic Travel Survey (DTS) final data collection was for the period ending June 2013. Data quality problems for the final six months of data have proven to be irresolvable and unfortunately results from that period cannot be published. Accordingly, the series stops with last publication, which was for the period ending December 2012. MBIE apologises for any inconvenience caused.

A partial replacement for the DTS will be the Resident Travel Survey (RTS), which will be first published on 16 December 2014.

Estimates of commercial accommodation visitor numbers and nights by area are available from the Accommodation Survey, and the Regional Tourism Indicators and Regional Tourism Estimates provide an index and expenditure time series of regional tourism.

Navigate our databases from the Domestic Travel Survey using the links below.


For information on how to use the databases please refer to the Infoview user manual [356 KB PDF].


Domestic Traveller Expenditure

Total expenditure – this provides total expenditure of domestic travellers by purpose of visit.

Trip expenditure – this shows the expenditure of domestic travellers grouped by the level of expenditure.

Expenditure by product – this provides the different types of expenditure e.g. accommodation, transport, food & alcohol etc.


Travel Patterns in New Zealand

Accommodation Types Used – this provides information on the different types of accommodation used by domestic travellers.

Transport Types Used – this provides information about the different types of transport used by domestic travellers.

Activities and Attractions – this provides the list of activities and attractions undertaken by domestic travellers.

RTOs Travelled To – this is the list of Regional Tourism Organisation regions that domestic travellers travelled to.


New Zealand Trip Characteristics

Travel Companions – this describes who domestic travellers travelled with on their trip.

Type of Trip – this shows the percentage of trips taken by type i.e. day or overnight trip by domestic travellers.

Length of Stay Distribution – this shows the percentage of trips undertaken by domestic travellers by their length of stay.

Length of Stay – shows the length of stay of domestic travellers by their purpose of visit.

Top Reasons for Trip – shows the number of domestic traveller nights by purpose of visit.


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Last updated 30 October 2014

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