Tourism Australia: Market benefitting from strong aviation capacity and competitive airfares

    Tourism Australia MD John O’Sullivan stated he was pleased with the 6.9% increase in overseas arrival and departures in the 12 months to Nov-2017, stating: “This is another solid set of numbers, with strong growth from both eastern and western markets” (ABC, 21-Jan-2018). “Everybody talks about China, and for good reason, but it’s worth noting the equally impressive numbers coming out of the United States“. Mr O’Sullivan said Tourism Australia would be looking to capitalise on the boost the industry is getting from cheap airfares. “This is a market benefitting from strong aviation capacity and competitive airfares, and will certainly be a big focus for us in 2018”, he said.