Tourism Electronic Card Transactions

7 September 2023


The Tourism Electronic Card Transactions (TECTs) have been discontinued after the release on 7 September 2023 for July 2023 data. The Tourism Evidence and Insights Centre is switching the TECTs to Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs) to measures of tourism’s contribution to the national and regional economies.

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The Tourism electronic card transactions (TECTs), produced by MBIE, were an interim replacement for the Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs, 2016 to 2020 series) to understand tourism spend activity in New Zealand. More information can be found on MBIE's website. The latest microdata files can be found below, with interactive visualisations on our Reliance on tourism page of the Sustainable Tourism Explorer.