The tourism industry has been left disappointed as Statistics New Zealand prepares to drop its monthly survey of bed nights in the region.

Stats NZ has dropped four surveys it undertakes, one being the monthly Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM), also known as the Accommodation Survey.

Hawke's Bay Tourism acting general manager Hamish Saxton said that although the survey isn't central to recording the visitor economy, it is the lack of information that is frustrating.

"The current lack of quality research is of frustration to regions, such as ourselves, that rely on information not just to report upon to stakeholders, but

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