Australian Government welcomes record international and domestic visitor spend, surpasses goals

    Australia‘s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham welcomed (17-Jul-2019) results of the National Visitor Survey (NVS) and International Visitor Survey (IVS), noting record international and domestic spend throughout Australia for the year ended Mar-2019. Combined results from the surveys show total overnight visitor spending reached a record AUD118.9 billion (USD83.4 billion), surpassing the Australian Government’s initiative to reach AUD115 billion (USD80.6 billion) in visitor spend by 2020.