Valuable visitors though only a modest growth in numbers
Tourism Queensland reports that spending by international tourists in Australia rose by almost 10 percent during the last financial year, to $13 billion.
According to a new report by Tourism Research Australia, while there has been only a modest growth of one percent in the number of international tourists in the 12 months to June 2006, those visitors were spending more (up $1.2 billion), staying longer (+3 nights) and dispersing more into regional areas (+3 percent).
WHAT are they spending on?
WHY are they staying longer?
WHICH regional areas are they visiting?
What is your experience?