Number of international tourist arrivals reached 3.56 mil in 2017 in New Zealand, according to Eurostat. This is 5.49 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, number of international tourist arrivals in New Zealand reached an all time high of 3.56 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 1.48 mil in 1998. When compared to New Zealand's main peers, number of international tourist arrivals in Australia amounted to 8.82 mil, 14.0 mil in Indonesia, 25.9 mil in Malaysia and 6.62 mil in Philippines in 2017.
New Zealand has been ranked 69th within the group of 149 countries we follow in terms of number of international tourist arrivals, 10 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
The number of international tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited.