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Tourism Satellite Account: 2012 provides a picture of the role tourism plays in New Zealand, with information on the changing levels and impact of tourism activity. It presents information on tourism's contribution to the New Zealand economy in terms of expenditure and employment. Results cover provisional figures for the years ended March 2010–12 and detailed results for 2008 and 2009.

Also available is the Tourism Satellite Account: 2012 – at a glance. This presents tourism’s key results for the year ended March 2012, and flows of tourism expenditure through the economy.

Developed and published by Statistics New Zealand, the tourism satellite account is compiled under a United Nations World Tourism Organization framework and funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment. It is one component of a core set of tourism data that provides base information for understanding and monitoring the changing levels and impact of tourism activity in New Zealand. Other elements of the core dataset include surveys of spending by international and domestic visitors, visitor arrival and accommodation statistics, and forecasts of tourist numbers and expenditure.

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician


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Statistics New Zealand (2012). Tourism satellite account: 2012.
Wellington: Statistics New Zealand

ISSN 1175-530X (print)
ISSN 1177-6226 (online)

Published in October 2012 by
Statistics New Zealand
Tatauranga Aotearoa
Wellington, New Zealand

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