Holiday parks devastated at insight cancellation of key Insights

Thursday, 6 June 2019

The valuable holiday park sector is devastated to be losing one of its most vital official datasets, Holiday Parks New Zealand Chief Executive Fergus Brown says.

Holiday parks account for more than a third (36%) of New Zealand’s commercial accommodation capacity, and provide more than 8 million guest nights a year to both international and domestic travellers.

However, the sector’s ability to measure its contribution to New Zealand’s economy will be severely compromised by the government decision to stop carrying out the monthly Accommodation Survey (also known as the Commercial Accommodation Monitor). The survey provides information about commercial accommodation activity at national and regional levels. It also tracks visitor volumes and movements, providing guest night numbers, capacity, number of establishments and occupancy rates.