Australia’s Tourism Minister welcomes record domestic visitor spend in year to Mar-2019

    Australia‘s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham welcomed (17-Jul-2019) record visitor spend in Australia for the year ended Mar-2019. According to National Visitor Survey (NVS) results, 109 million Australians took overnight trips around Australia, with a record AUD75 billion (USD52 billion) visitor spend, an increase of 14%. Mr Birmingham noted more than half of Australian tourism was experienced beyond Australia’s capital cities, with AUD38 billion of visitor spend occurring in regional areas.