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International Visitor Arrivals (IVA)

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International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is a monthly report produced by Statistics New Zealand and sponsored by Tourism New Zealand.

The report contains detailed tables and graphs of monthly and annual data, showing the number and characteristics of visitor arrivals. Visitor arrivals are defined as overseas residents arriving in New Zealand for a stay of less than 12 months. Visitor arrival data comes from Statistics NZ's International Travel and Migration dataset.

This dataset is derived from information contained in electronic records supplied by the New Zealand Customs Service, as well as from arrival and departure cards completed by passengers. This data is released two working days after the International Travel and Migration information release.

How to use this tool:

  • Go to Latest Releases and choose the month you want to access. The most recent is on top.
  • You can then choose to either open a PDF report or access the Excel spreadsheet.
  • Use this data to understand seasonal trends and demographics.

The Excel spreadsheet has several tables relating to China including:

  • Key characteristics:
    • Travel purpose
    • Age group
    • Length of stay
    • New Zealand arrival port
    • Overseas departure port
  • Province of residence
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