Tourism Businesses' Contribution to GDP Strengthens
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, said "The contribution of the tourism industry to Australia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased by almost 18 per cent, highlighting the importance of the sector to Australia’s transitioning economy.
Tourism Research Australia’s report Tourism Businesses in Australia shows the contribution of the tourism industry to GDP increased 17.8 per cent over the past four years to reach $47.5 billion.
The report shows the tourism industry comprised around 273,500 businesses in June 2015, which represented over 13 per cent of Australia’s total 2.1 million businesses."
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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.
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.
Australia celebrates success in Canada
Tourism Australia celebrated double digit growth in arrivals from Canada - up 13% for the year to date
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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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
Youth and Working Holiday Maker tourists
Tourism Australia has produced two new infographics on the Youth and Working Holiday Maker segments.
Business Events Australia
To show the world why there’s nothing like Australia for business events Tourism Australia has launched a new business events website to give visitors an enhanced user experience and more opportunities to connect with Australian business events suppliers.
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