Tourists spending at record levels

Tourism Australia managing director John O’Sullivan said the latest international visitor survey results showed strong growth from both emerging eastern and traditional western markets. "These are very solid numbers, with international arrivals, visitor nights and spending all up," he said. "China and South East Asia continue to perform well but, equally pleasing, is a resurgence in travel from our traditional, high volume markets like the UK and US, where economic recovery is driving renewed consumer confidence and, with it, a growing appetite for overseas travel.

Spending by international visitors to Australia rose to a record $30. 1 billion in the financial year ended June 30, up 7 per cent from the prior year due to a strong rise in the number of holidaymakers from several key markets.

Tourism Research Australia’s latest international visitor survey, released on Wednesday, found a record 6. 1 million international visitors came to Australia last year, up 8 per cent from the prior year.

Overall, holidaymakers stayed on average for 26 nights in Australia, down from 29 nights the prior year. "Interestingly, while arrivals are at record levels,travellers are trending toward shorter stays, with the four to seven night category the fastest growing segment," Mr Quinn said. 5 Australian government’s super freeze puts self-funded …

Tourist spending jumps to record $30. A record 6. 1 million international visitors came to Australia last year, up 8 per cent from the prior year.

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