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.
Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts
The Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts 2016–17 are now available.
QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network
The QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network, supported by The Star Entertainment Group, aims to support tourism employers to recruit and retain Indigenous employees. The Network is a group of volunteer tourism operators that have exhibited best practice in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous employment.
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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HTN Apprentice Chef
Meet HTN Apprentice Abby Goodwin. Abby Goodwin entered the Proud to be a Chef Competition and was lucky enough to go to the Melbourne cook-off.
Gold Coast Tourism Week
The inaugural Gold Coast Tourism Week from 1-7 July will celebrate the significance of tourism to businesses and residents of the Gold Coast economically, culturally, socially and historically.
American foodies get a taste of Restaurant Australia
Tourism Australia and Visit Victoria showcased Australian food and wine at Los Angeles’ largest food festival in May, the Los Angeles Times Foodbowl.
International Tourism Survey
The latest International Visitor Survey results, released yesterday by TRA, show that international visitors increased 8% to 8.3 million; nights increased 3% to 269.2 million; and spend increased 6% to $42.3 billion. Read more
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