Visitor arrivals are up - career prospects are up - tourism's booming
Latest visitor arrivals data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 'Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, April 2016'.
Visitor arrival highlights for April 2016
- There were 610,800 visitor arrivals during April 2016, an increase of 10.6 per cent relative to the same period of the previous year.
- This brings us to 7.72 million visitor arrivals for year ending April 2016, an increase of 9.1 per cent relative to the previous year. This represents an extra 644,000 visitors on the previous year.
- Leisure arrivals (Holiday + VFR) continued to drive international arrivals growth, with an increase of 11.8 per cent over the 12 month period. Business travel is showing signs of softening, with declines of 5.6 per cent for the same period.
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.
Youth and Working Holiday Maker tourists
Tourism Australia has produced two new infographics on the Youth and Working Holiday Maker segments.
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
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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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.
Australia celebrates success in Canada
Tourism Australia celebrated double digit growth in arrivals from Canada - up 13% for the year to date
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
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.