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INDUSTRY NEWS

Latest stats confirm Tourism as a super-growth sector





Tourism’s economic contribution as one of five key super-growth sectors of Australia’s transitioning economy has been reinforced with today’s release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics Tourism Satellite Account for 2014-15.

Tourism’s direct contribution to the Australian economy was a staggering $47.5 billion in 2014-15 or 3.0 per cent of total Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The strength of the industry is highlighted by the fact tourism GDP increased 5.3 per cent in 2014-15, which is more than three times the growth for the total economy.

The tourism sector continues to drive jobs and growth across Australia. In 2014-15, the number of people directly employed in the tourism industry reached 580,800, an increase of 6.3 per cent on 2013-14, with most of the growth in full-time employment underlining the strength of the sector.

When you take into account all related employment, tourism supports close to 1 million jobs, representing about 10 per cent of Australia’s total employment.

Continued growth in visitor numbers from Australia’s key inbound markets coupled with increased domestic visitation during 2014-15 led to strong growth in total tourism consumption of 4.3 per cent to $121.2 billion. Tourism is one of Australia’s largest export earners, with exports (consumption by international visitors to Australia) increasing 9.0 per cent to $30.7 billion in 2014-15 making up 9.6 per cent of total Australian exports.

The Australian tourism industry’s continuing run of record breaking numbers is a reflection of its importance as a key economic driver and the world-class experiences and attractions that Australia has to offer.



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Applications for Tourism Australia’s Advance Program now open

The Australian business events industry is invited to submit applications for Tourism Australia’s Advance Program

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Tourism in Australia continues breaking records

Short-term visitor arrivals during April 2017 (727,600 movements) increased 0.8% compared with March 2017 (722,200 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.7% in February 2017 and March 2017.

The current trend estimate for arrivals is 7.7% higher than in April 2016.  During April 2017, short-term visitor arrivals (746,700 movements) increased 4.7% compared with March 2017 (712,900 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.2% in February 2017 followed by a monthly decrease of 0.4% in March 2017.

There were 701,300 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in April 2017.

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QLD Young Tourism Leaders

There’s never been a better time to launch a career in tourism. From hotels, resorts, transport and travel, tourist attractions and adventure tours – the possibilities are endless to build a successful, lifelong career.

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Youth and Working Holiday Maker tourists

Tourism Australia has produced two new infographics on the Youth and Working Holiday Maker segments.

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Restaurant Australia - Australian Tourism

Tourism Australia has produced a series of videos showcasing tourism businesses from around the country who are great examples of Restaurant Australia.

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Tourism Research Australia - International Visitor Survey

The International Visitor Survey results for the year ending March 2017 are now available on the Tourism Research Australia website

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Australia celebrates success in Canada

Tourism Australia celebrated double digit growth in arrivals from Canada - up 13% for the year to date

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Matt Wright - Friends of Australia Tourism Ambassador

Outback Wrangler Matt Wright has joined Tourism Australia's ambassador network, Friends of Australia, to help promote Australia as a travel destination.

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