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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Tourism continues to be Australia's star sector
Short-term visitor arrivals to Australia: trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during March 2017 (712,800 movements) increased 0.1% compared with February 2017 (712,200 movements).
International tourism gets strong backing from Australians
94 per cent of Australians believe that international tourism is good for the country and 83 per cent are proud of how Australia is promoted overseas
Tourism Australia - International Market Updates
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Restaurant Australia case study video: Brett’s Outback Tasting Tour
Tourism Australia is producing a series of videos showcasing tourism businesses from around the country who are great examples of Restaurant Australia.
Australia celebrates 50 years of tourism marketing
At the Australian Tourism Exchange, the tourism industry celebrated 50 years since the Australian Government started promoting Australia to business and leisure travellers
Richard Lindsay joins ACCI - Tourism
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Lindsay as the Manager of Australian Chamber - Tourism, the leading voice of Australia's growing tourism sector.
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
Conversations with Industry - Gold Coast
Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) in partnership with Tourism Australia (TA) and Gold Coast Tourism (GCT) is hosting a free Conversations with Industry – Gold Coast