Tourism is the world’s fastest growing industry and it is expected to be the world's largest industry by 2020.
Globally, international tourists spend US$ 2 billion every day on tourism and hospitality related activities. This is expected to increase to US$ 5 billion per day by 2020.
(Source - WTO)
New Zealand National Tourism Statistics
- Tourism is New Zealand's single largest export industry and contributed $7.4 billion to the economy in the year ended March 2004. That is 18.5% of exports.
- New Zealand visitor arrivals have doubled since 1994 to 2.38 million.
- Forecast annual growth is 4.7% on average for at least the next five years.
- Domestic tourism contributes $9.8 billion to the economy each year.
- Tourism directly and indirectly employs 10 percent of the workforce. That is one in 10 jobs in New Zealand.
- It is predicted that another 120,000 employees will be needed to support the industry by 2010.
- International visitors spent $6.5 billion in New Zealand (excluding their ticket) in the year ended December 2005.
(Sources - Tourism Industry Association, Tourism Research Council, NZ)
Key Features of Queenstown Tourism
Four season international resort destination: a summer retreat, striking autumn splendour, winter alpine playground and beautiful spring days.
Stunning natural environment, as showcased in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Accommodation for all tastes - from groundsheets to silk sheets. At last count Queenstown had: 58 major hotels and resorts; 28 caravan parks and camping grounds; 105 motels, family apartments and condominiums; 62 hosted establishments, bed and breakfasts and guest houses; 40 backpackers and hostels - a grand total of 293 properties and 14,700 beds. This number is only set to increase.
Activities for everyone, from relaxed leisure pursuits to thrill-seeking adventure.
Globally recognised restaurants.
Diverse retail sector.
Award winning wineries.
Local population base of approximately 20,000 with 1,200,000 visitors per annum.
Gateway to Southern Lakes region and Milford Sound.
(Source - Destination Queenstown)
Useful Tourism Reference Sites
- WTO - World Tourism Organization
- Tourism Research Council, New Zealand
- TIANZ - Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand
- The Ministry of Tourism
- ITOC - Inbound Tour Operators Council
- Tourism New Zealand
- Destination Queenstown