Leisure market drives latest international tourism growth Down Under
Tourism Australia has published an international tourism snapshot featuring arrivals, spend and aviation data for the 12 months to June 2017 as well as a more extensive international market update delving into the current state of Australia’s international tourism.
Visitor arrivals growth for the year was driven by holiday makers, up 11 per cent, and an increase in people coming to visiting friends and relatives, up by 5 per cent. Double digit growth in holiday arrivals was seen from Indonesia (35%), India (21%), Malaysia (20%), Canada (19%), USA (18%), Korea (17%) and Japan (16%) over the 12 month period.
Uncertainty following the Brexit vote and a sliding British pound continued to have a dampening impact on spending by visitors from the United Kingdom with spend down 8 per cent.
QLD Tourism Awards 2017
What an exciting night of celebration we had for #QTA17 proudly hosted by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) and presented by Queensland Airports Limited in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland and Tourism Australia.
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QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network
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Together with the Champions, QTIC have developed a range of resources for tourism operators, presented at numerous industry conferences, facilitated industry forums, provided tourism industry career path information to Indigenous students and job seekers, and identified Indigenous employment placements within the industry.
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Visitor Arrivals still climbing
Short-term visitor arrivals during September 2017 (752,500 movements) increased 0.4% compared with August 2017 (749,700 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.6% in July 2017 and 0.5% in August 2017.