Tourism Australia projects international visitors to Australia to grow 8.2% in 2017/18

    Tourism Australia reported (Nov-2017) there were 8.5 million visitors to Australia in 2016/17, up 8.9 % year-on-year. International visitor spending totalled AUD40.6 billion (USD26.7 billion), up 7%. The number of international visitors to Australia is forecast to increase 8.2% in 2017/18, to 9.2 million. It is expected to then increase 5.8% each financial year to 2026/27, to reach to 15 million international visitors. [more – original PR]