INDEPENDENT NEWS

Guest nights up 1.6 percent in May

Published: Wed 11 Jul 2018 11:18 AM
11 July 2018
Over 2.5 million nights were spent in commercial accommodation in May 2018, Stats NZ said today. This number is up 1.6 percent from May 2017.
“This month’s increase builds on the stronger guest night growth we saw last May, when it rose 7.3 percent from May 2016,” accommodation statistics manager Melissa McKenzie said.
“May is typically one of the quieter months for accommodation providers, as we head into cooler months,” Ms McKenzie said. “This contrasts with the summer peak, when nearly twice as many guest nights are spent in commercial accommodation.”
The growth in total guest nights was driven by more domestic guest nights spent in accommodation across New Zealand, and more international guest nights in the South Island. Together these increases offset a fall in international guest nights in the North Island.
The accommodation survey collects data for guests staying in short-term commercial accommodation such as hotels, motels, backpackers, and holiday parks. Hosted and private accommodation, such as bed and breakfasts and holiday homes, are excluded.
The Government Statistician authorises all statistics and data we publish.
For more information about these statistics:
• Visit Accommodation survey: May 2018
ends

Next in Business, Science, and Tech

New GST rules to level playing field
By: New Zealand Government
PM’s Business Advisory Council membership announced
By: New Zealand Government
Report shows New Zealand air quality is good
By: Statistics New Zealand
Govt backtracks on climate action, grants drill extension
By: Greenpeace New Zealand
Recommendations for screen sector workplace relations
By: Film Industry Working Group
DOC closing tracks to protect kauri
By: New Zealand Government
Govt raises GST threshold for online shopping
By: BusinessDesk
Foreign Website Gst Confirmation Welcomed
By: Retail NZ
Trade Me supports government’s move to collect GST
By: Trade Me Limited
GST changes will help many consumers
By: New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
Small firms say dealing with Govt ‘a nightmare’
By: New Zealand National Party
Minister welcomes major ‘air’ report
By: New Zealand Government
NZ heading for gas supply gap - OMV
By: BusinessDesk
Focus on 'low-hanging fruit' for emissions reduction
By: BusinessDesk
EPA grants OMV marine discharge application
By: Environmental Protection Authority
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media