Australia sees highest visitor arrivals since 2009, 8.8m arrivals in 2017

    Tourism Australia reported (19-Feb-2018) visitor arrivals to Australia. Details include:

    • Dec-2017:
      • Visitor arrivals: 1.0 million, +3.5% year-on-year;
        • New Zealand: 125,500, -3.1%;
        • UK: 123,700, +5.9%;
        • China: 111,000, +11.7%;
        • US: 94,900, +4.7%;
        • Singapore: 52,400, -9.7%;
    • 2017:
      • Visitor arrivals: 8.8 million, +6.5%.

    According to the CAPA Tourism Database, Australia saw the highest visitor arrivals since 2009 in 2017. [more – original PR]