19 May 17: Insight updates

International visitor arrivals were up 9.9% in the year ending April 2017 to almost 3.6 million, with all markets continuing to show good growth. Read more

Convention activity is buoyant, with delegates increasing to 3.6 million in the year ending March 2017, up from 3.4m the previous year. Read more

MBIE is forecasting annual international visitor arrivals will reach 4.9 million visitors in 2023, up 39% from the current 3.5m, and total annual international spend will reach $15.3 billion in 2023, up 52% from $10b in 2016. The new tourism forecasts were released by MBIE at TRENZ 2017. Read more

Source: TIA Newsletter