Accommodation sector updates

Hotel infrastructure

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Tourism New Zealand, and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, partnering with TIA, are working to identify the level of demand and supply of new hotels and possible locations. New Zealand is experiencing significant growth in tourism and MBIE’s forecast of visitor arrivals suggests this trend may continue, with annual international visitor arrivals expected to increase by 630,000 by 2020.

As a result, the Government wants to gain a better understanding of the overall demand and supply of hotel accommodation. If gaps exist, NZTE will use the research findings to assist international and domestic investors towards greenfield investment opportunities where needs are strongest.

Guest nights up 4.6%

Guest nights in November 2015 were up by 4.6% compared to November 2014. Both the North and South islands showed increases, as did domestic (+5.2%) and international (+3.8%) guest nights for all four accommodation types. Read more

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards

Congratulations to TIA accommodation members recognised as leaders in the South Pacific region in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.