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Accommodation Survey: February 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  11 April 2013
Definitions

About the Accommodation Survey

The Accommodation Survey is a monthly survey that provides information about short-term commercial accommodation activity at national, regional, and lower levels. The survey is run by Statistics NZ and sponsored by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment. Information from the survey is used by regional tourism organisations, local and national government, and the accommodation industry for monitoring and planning. Statistics produced from the survey include guest night numbers, capacity, and occupancy rates.

More definitions

Average length of stay: calculated by dividing total guest nights by total guest first nights.

Business Frame: register (maintained by Statistics NZ) of all economically significant businesses operating in New Zealand from which the Accommodation Survey population is drawn.

Capacity (stay-unit nights available): basic measure of an establishment's accommodation capacity. It is defined as one stay unit multiplied by one night. For example, 10 units in a motel available for guest use (whether occupied or not) for the full 31 days in July would have a capacity of 310 stay-unit nights.

Domestic guest night: equivalent to one New Zealand resident spending one night at an establishment.

Establishment: smallest statistical unit operating within a single physical location and owned by a single enterprise. The term is used to represent what is usually called the 'geographic unit' in other Statistics NZ publications.

Guest night: equivalent to one guest spending one night at an establishment. For example, a motel with 15 guests spending two nights would report that they had provided 30 guest nights.

International guest night: equivalent to one foreign guest spending one night at an establishment.

Occupancy rate: calculated by dividing stay-unit nights occupied by stay-unit nights available. For example, if a hotel had 60 of its 100 rooms occupied every night in August, it would have 60 x 31 = 1,860 stay-unit nights occupied, and its occupancy rate would be 60 percent.

Stay unit: unit of accommodation that is available to be charged out to guests (such as a room in a hotel or motel, a bed in a backpacker establishment, or a site in a caravan park).

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