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  • Domestic tourism is worth more to New Zealand than international tourism

  • Domestic tourism expenditure reached $20.2 billion (YE Mar 16), up 7.4% on the previous year, compared with international tourism expenditure of $14.5 billion

  • Domestic tourism is worth $55 million daily to the New Zealand economy (YE Mar 16)

  • The Government collects $1.8 billion in GST from domestic travellers (YE Mar 2016)

  • Domestic visitors spend more than international visitors in 24 of the 31 Regional Tourism Organisation areas

  • Kiwis took 17,403,000 domestic overnight trips in the past 12 months

  • Kiwis took 27,565,000 day trips in the past 12 months