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For an overview of the international visitor arrivals and expenditure results for year ending 31 December 2015, download the International Tourism Snapshot 2015. For the latest arrivals figures, see below.
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.