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.
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).
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.
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
Australia celebrates 50 years of tourism marketing
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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
Tourism Australia - International Market Updates
Find out about Australia's 16 core tourism markets