International visitor survey
The International Visitor Survey (IVS) measures the travel patterns and expenditure of international visitors to New Zealand. Data includes expenditure, places visited, activities/attractions, accommodation and transport.
The Ministry has recently redeveloped the IVS as part of Tourism Data Improvement Programme.
Read our commentary on the latest International Visitor Survey results, highlighting major trends and points of interest.
The key data tables provide a summary of international visitor expenditure by key markets and purpose of visit.
Estimates of international visitor expenditure by key overseas markets and by purpose of visit.
The Ministry is in the process of developing an online database for the dissemination of IVS data along with its other tourism series. Selected IVS tables are now available through the NZ.Stat platform managed by Statistics New Zealand.
Read about the International Visitor Survey including the survey methodology, classifications and definitions, and important information about data series gaps.
Read about the earlier version of the International Visitor Survey, including details on the survey methodology, classifications and definitions.