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INTERNATIONAL VISITOR SURVEY (IVS) RESULTS

IVS results show:

  • international visitors increased 11% to 7.6 million
  • nights increased 2% to 253 million
  • spend increased 7% to $39.1 billion

CHINESE FREE AND INDEPENDENT TRAVELLERS TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA, TASMANIA AND THE NORTHERN TERRITORY

China is one of Australia’s fastest growing and important tourism markets. These summaries examine the dispersal of Chinese Free and Independent Travellers (FITs) beyond the major gateways to South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 2016

TRA’s State of the Industry report reviews our tourism industry’s performance for 2015-16.

HAVE YOU BEEN CALLED TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR NATIONAL VISITOR SURVEY?

120,000 Australian residents are contacted each year on their landline or mobile phone to participate in our National Visitor Survey.

TOURISM SATELLITE ACCOUNT 2015-16

The Tourism Satellite Account, 2015-16: Summary of Key Results is available now

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Tourism Research Australia (TRA) is a branch within the Tourism Division of Austrade. We are Australia's leading provider of quality tourism intelligence across both international and domestic markets. We equip industry with information to strengthen their marketing and business decisions.

Our data underpin government tourism policy and help improve the performance of the tourism industry for the benefit of the Australian community.


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Latest Media Releases

  • 21 JULY 2016 

    TOURISM INVESTMENT PIPELINE REACHES $59.8 BILLION

    Strong growth in aviation projects, particularly new aircraft orders, has helped Australia’s tourism investment pipeline rocket to $59.8 billion in 2015.

    Download media release: 21 July 2016 (PDF 307 KB)

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    14 JULY 2016 

    INTERNATIONAL VISITORS TO HELP AUSTRALIAN TOURISM HIT THE MARK

    Strong gains in international tourism will help Australia continue to move towards attaining the lower bound of its Tourism 2020 growth target ($115 billion per year) for overnight visitor expenditure by the end of the decade.

    Download media release: 14 July 2016 (PDF 302 KB)

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    15 JUNE 2016 

    STRONG START TO THE YEAR FOR DOMESTIC TOURISM

    Australia’s domestic tourism market has continued its strong growth and recorded higher holiday and business travel spending during the year ending March 2016.

    Download media release: 15 June 2016 (PDF 214 KB)

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Chinese Free and Independent Travellers to South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory
14/03/2017
These summaries examine the dispersal of Chinese Free and Independent Travellers (FITs) beyond the major gateways to South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
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International Visitors in Australia: December 2016 Quarterly Results of the International Visitor Survey
15/03/2017
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State of the Industry 2016
9/02/2017
The seventh edition of TRA’s State of the Industry report reviews our tourism industry’s performance in 2015-16.
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Measuring tourism - 50 years on
25/11/2016
The HKF report, released in 1966, provides a fascinating insight into Australia’s tourism industry in the 60s. The report highlights not only how little the challenges have changed, but also how far we have come in growing the industry despite these challenges
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Tourism Satellite Account 2015-16
21/12/2016
The Australian Bureau of Statistics' Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) is recognised internationally as the benchmark for estimating the economic contribution of tourism in an economy. The Australian TSA is published each year, and provides measures of tourism gross domestic product (GDP), tourism gross value added (GVA), tourism trade, and employment in tourism.
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Travel By Australians: September 2016 Quarterly Results Of The National Visitor Survey
21/12/2016
In recent quarters some unexpectedly high growth rates have appeared in some National Visitor Survey (NVS) sub-estimates. The issue is more pronounced in some specific purpose groups (most noticeably in business trips), and has a relatively higher impact in some of the smaller states and territories. TRA suggests that users of the NVS data interpret recent year on year growth rates with caution until further notice.
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International Visitors in Australia: September 2016 Quarterly Results of the International Visitor Survey
7/12/2016
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Travel by Australians: June 2016 Quarterly Results of the National Visitor Survey
14/09/2016
In recent quarters there appears to have been some unreasonably high growth rates for some data items in the National Visitor Survey (NVS), particularly around business trip estimates. TRA is currently investigating the issue.  In the meantime, we advise using NVS data for the relevant time periods with caution until further notice.
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Understanding Passenger Expectations and Requirements of Regional Airports
26/10/2016
This report examines expectations and requirements of regional airport users, and the likelihood of those users visiting the South West region in Western Australia.
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