China, New Zealand and Japan top international arrivals to Queensland

    Queensland State Government Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones reported (06-Sep-2017) China remained Queensland’s largest market in terms of total visitors and expenditure for the 12 months to Jun-2017, accounting for USD1 billion (USD801 million) or almost a fifth of the state’s total tourism expenditure. New Zealand remained Queensland’s second largest market, with growth both in visitor numbers up 6.8% to 459,000 and expenditure to more than AUD586 million (USD470 million). Japan jumped two places to be Queensland’s third largest market, with expenditure increasing by 18% to AUD430 million (USD344 million). Other markets that grew strongly include Germany and India. [more – original PR]