Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

School Holidays Affect Tourist Accommodation

Accommodation Survey: June 2000

School Holidays Affect Tourist Accommodation


A later start to the second term school holidays this year has impacted on guest night figures for June 2000, according to Statistics New Zealand's Accommodation Survey. Guests spent 1.3 million nights in commercial accommodation in June 2000, just 0.3 percent above the levels recorded last June. This is a small increase compared to the growth of at least 6 per cent recorded in each of the previous four months. School holidays began in the final week of June in 1999, but did not start until July this year.

Guest night figures for specific accommodation types also reflect this change in the timing of school holidays. Motels and caravan parks/camping grounds, which have a larger share of domestic guests than international visitors, recorded a fall in guest night numbers between the two June months. In contrast, backpackers/hostels and hotels, which traditionally report a predominance of international guest nights, recorded higher guest night numbers over the same period. Excluding those visiting friends or relations, 11 per cent more short-term international visitors arrived this month than in June 1999.

Only four regions recorded higher guest night numbers this month than in June 1999. Otago led the way, followed by Auckland, Southland and Canterbury. An earlier start to the ski season this year may have contributed to the guest night growth, especially in Otago and Canterbury. Dunedin also hosted the All Blacks versus Scotland rugby match on 24 June and Invercargill was the venue for the Coca Cola Cup netball final earlier in the month.

This is the final month that the Accommodation Survey is being funded by the Regional Tourism Organisations. From the July survey month onwards, the survey will be centrally funded by the Office of Tourism and Sport. Statistics New Zealand would like to thank the Regional Tourism Organisations for their support for the survey.

Ian Ewing DEPUTY GOVERNMENT STATISTICIAN END

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

BusinessDesk: Body massages and Uber are in, DVDs are out, says Stats NZ

Statistics New Zealand has rejigged the consumers price index basket in its latest three-year review, adding body massages, Airbnb and Uber and removing DVD and Blu-Ray players…More>>

ALSO:


StuffMe: Commerce Commission Welcomes Dismissal Of Merger Appeal

In a summary of their judgment released today, Justice Dobson and lay member Professor Martin Richardson dismissed the appellants’ process criticisms and found the Commission was entitled to place significant weight on the prospect of reduced quality of the products produced by the merged entity. More>>

ALSO:

Digital Futures: New Chief Technology Officer Role Created

Communications Minister Clare Curran has called for expressions of interest for the new role of Chief Technology Officer position to help drive a forward-looking digital agenda for New Zealand. More>>

Real Estate: NZ house sales slump in December but prices still firm

The number of property sales across New Zealand slumped 10 percent in December from a year earlier but prices continued to lift, according to the Real Estate Institute. More >>

ALSO:


Dry: Beef + Lamb Launches Drought Resources

The resources include a fact sheet outlining strategies to manage and mitigate the effects of drought, coping with stress on the farm and advice on feed requirements and animal welfare during the dry period. More>>

ALSO:

InternetNZ: Net Neutrality Failure In US "Will Hurt All Users"

InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter has condemned the decision by the United States communications regulator to undo 2015 open Internet rules, warning that all Internet users will end up worse off as a result. More>>

ALSO: