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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.
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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.
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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.
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1 JUNE 2016
TOURISM SECTOR CONTINUES RECORD RUN
Australia is continuing to attract record numbers of international visitors who are spending more.
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2 SEPTEMBER 2015
POSITIVE GROWTH LEADS TO RECORD INTERNATIONAL VISITORS AND SPEND
Results from the latest International Visitor Survey were released by Tourism Research Australia today and show for the year ending June 2015: international visitor numbers increased 7% to a new high of 6.6 million visitors and international visitor spend grew by 10% to a record $33.4 billion—or $3.2 billion more than the previous year.
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21 JUNE 2015
LEISURE TRAVEL CONTINUES TO DRIVE RECORD INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS
Results from the latest International Visitor Survey show that for the year ending December 2014 leisure travel dominated growth in visitors, with holiday arrivals increasing 8% to 2.9 million, and those visiting friends and relatives up 10% to 1.8 million.
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9 May 2015
STRONG INVESTOR APPETITE GROWS TOURISM INVESTMENT TO $53.7 BILLION
Projects in Australia’s tourism investment pipeline grew by nine per cent (or $4.3 billion) to reach $53.7 billion in 2014 (on 2013). The number of projects increased from 139 to 168.
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11 March 2015
DOMESTIC OVERNIGHT TRIPS REACH 80 MILLION FOR THE FIRST TIME
Domestic overnight trips reached 81.4 million (up 7%*) for year ending December 2014—a first for Australian domestic travel. Domestic visitor nights increased 9% to 309 million, while domestic overnight spend recorded 6% growth to reach a record high of $54.4 billion.
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28 January 2015
Food and wine tourism: a driving force for New South Wales
Research released today has found that the distance from home is the most important factor in choosing a food and wine destination within New South Wales for residents of Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane.
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10 December 2014
Domestic overnight tourism worth $53.7 billion
The year ending September 2014 saw a new high in domestic overnight spend of $53.7 billion (up 4%), while domestic overnight trips (up 5% to 79.7 million) and visitor nights (up 7% to 302.4 million) also experienced impressive growth.
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3 December 2014
International tourism continues to break records!
Fifteen of Australia’s 20 leading inbound markets contributed record visitor arrivals in the year ending September 2014, the latest International Visitor Survey reports.
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29 October 2014
Highest ever expenditure drives positive outlook for Australian tourism
Record expenditure of $30 billion (up 7%) by international visitors in 2013–14, and $72 billion (up 3%) by domestic travellers places Australian tourism in a strong position to achieve the industry’s 2020 target of $115 billion in overnight expenditure.
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10 September 2014
Another tourism spend record – domestic overnight tourism worth over $53 billion!
New research shows that domestic overnight tourism spend reached a new high of $53.3 billion (up 4% during the year ending June 2014).
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8 September 2014
Queensland: Top holiday choice for Chinese residents!
Research released today has found that around 50 per cent of Chinese residents living in Australia intend to holiday in Queensland within the next two years.
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3 September 2014
Record numbers of international visitors break $30 billion spend!
Australia welcomed a record 6.1 million international visitors in the year ending June 2014 (up by 8%), with leisure travel driving the strong growth. This saw trip spend increase by 7% to $30.1 billion—the highest spend ever recorded.
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15 August 2014
Northern Territory visitors like to reach out and touch someone!
A new study has found that travellers to the Northern Territory who meet and talk to locals about
things to do are more satisfied with their holiday.
8 August 2014
A first for regional event organisers - new online social media toolkit
New research released today, Events: Drivers of Regional Tourism, shows one in four Australians attended a regional event in the last two years and over three-quarters of them regularly use social media. The release also incorporates an innovative online toolkit, Get Social and Improve Your Event!
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09 July 2014
Record number of overnight trips taken by Australians
During the year ending March 2014, Australians took more domestic overnight trips than ever before and spent $52.3 billion, the latest National Visitor Survey released today by Tourism Research Australia has found.
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19 June 2014
Strong growth forecast for international visitor arrivals and spend in 2014-15
International visitor spend is expected to increase 6.0 per cent to $33 billion in 2014-15, the strongest increase in recent years, according to Tourism Forecasts, Autumn 2014 released today by Tourism Research Australia (TRA).
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4 June 2014
A record 6 million international visitors travelled to Australia during YE March 2014
During the year ending March 2014 the number of international visitors aged 15 years and over arriving in Australia reached a record 6 million for the first time according to the latest International Visitor Survey released by Tourism Research Australia today. Visitor numbers increased 6% while visitor nights increased 1% to 214 million and total trip expenditure increased 6% to $29.6 billion.
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30 April 2014
Australia’s economy benefits from a 4.3% rise in tourism’s total contribution
Tourism’s Contribution to the Australian Economy, 1997–98 to 2012–13 report released today by TRA, confirms that the Australian tourism industry’s total (direct and indirect) contribution to the national economy is significant; estimated at $91 billion in 2012–13, or 6.0 per cent of Australia’s GDP.
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30 April 2014
Boosted by leisure travel, international trip expenditure increased 6% during 2013
During the year ending December 2013, the number of international visitors aged 15 years and over arriving in Australia increased 6% to 5.9 million, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released by Tourism Research Australia today. Visitor nights increased 4% to 217 million and total trip expenditure increased 6% to $28.9 billion.
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24 April 2014
$49.4 billion invested in tourism projects but many projects stalled in planning
The Australian tourism investment pipeline reached $49.4 billion in 2013 – up $5.2 billion on 2012 according to Tourism Research Australia’s (TRA) third Tourism Investment Monitor 2014 that was released today.
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12 March 2014
Australians spend $51.5 billion on domestic overnight travel
Travellers spent $51.5 billion on domestic overnight travel during the year ending December 2013, an increase of 3 per cent over the previous year, the latest National Visitor Survey release has found.
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28 January 2014
Chinese visitors likely to recommend Australia as a holiday destination
Australia’s natural environment and liveability were major draw-cards for Chinese visitors and were the reasons why they would recommend Australia as a place to visit, new research shows.
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11 December 2013
Domestic overnight trips reach 76 million
Travellers took a record 76 million domestic overnight trips during the year ending September 2013, the latest National Visitor Survey release has found.
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04 December 2013
Chinese holiday visitors increase by 30 per cent
Visitor arrivals from China continued in record numbers during the year ending September 2013, the latest International Visitor Survey has found.
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11 November 2013
New app for tourism statistics at your fingertips
Tourism Research Australia (TRA) has launched a new app to help users stay up-to-date with the latest statistics on the Australian tourism industry.
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29 October 2013
Increase in international visitor expenditure in Australia three times global average
The Australian tourism industry performed well in 2012−13 according to Tourism Research Australia’s (TRA) State of the Industry, 2013 report released today.
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25 October 2013
Australian tourism prospects improved
The outlook for the Australian tourism industry has been upgraded according to Tourism Research Australia’s (TRA) Tourism Forecasts, released today.
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25 October 2013
Tourism businesses contribution strengthens despite slight fall in counts
Tourism Research Australia’s report Tourism Businesses in Australia, June 2010 to June 2012, released today, shows that there were approximately 280,000 businesses in Australia’s tourism industry in June 2012, representing over 13 per cent of Australia’s total 2.1 million businesses.
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3 July 2013
TOURISM'S CONTRIBUTION TO AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY STRENGTHENS
Tourism’s contribution to the Australian economy is up 6.8 per cent to $87 billion in 2011–12 according to a new report from Tourism Research Australia (TRA), with the industry continuing to demonstrate strong resilience against other factors.
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12 June 2013
UPTURN IN DOMESTIC HOLIDAY TRAVEL
Domestic overnight holiday travel recorded solid growth during the March quarter 2013, the latest National Visitor Survey has found.
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5 June 2013
NEW RECORD FOR CHINA AND US VISITOR ARRIVALS
Visitor arrivals from China and the United States hit record numbers during the March 2013 quarter, the latest International Visitors Survey has found.
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27 May 2013
Investment continues to drive growth in the Australian tourism industry
Investment in Australian tourism infrastructure demonstrates strong growth according to a new report from Tourism Research Australia (TRA).
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