New Zealand Tourism Forecasts 2015-2021

Today, the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment released the New Zealand Tourism Forecasts 2015-2021.

The forecasts provide expectations on the future international tourism demand in New Zealand from key markets as well as emerging markets, India and Indonesia. The forecasts are intended to support the tourism sector and government in decision making and planning.

The tourism sector looks well-positioned to capture opportunities from several markets. Visitor arrivals to New Zealand are expected to grow 4 per cent a year, reaching 3.8 million visitors in 2021 from 2.9 million in 2014. Total international spend is expected to reach $11.1 billion in 2021, up nearly 48.5 per cent on 2014 total spend. Spending in 2015 is expected to surpass the pre-GFC high of $7.6 billion in 2007.

A full report, interactive web tool, one-page summaries and data for each market can be found on the Ministry’s website