Tourism Research Australia releases results of National Visitor Survey on travel by Australians

    Tourism Research Australia released (21-Jun-2017) results of the National Visitor Survey, which determines travel by Australians, for the year ending Mar-2017. Key highlights of the report include:

    • Domestic travel by Australians:
      • Overnight trip spend increased 6% to reach a record AUD61.7 billion (USD46.6 billion);
      • Overnight trips increased 3% to reach a record 91.7 million;
      • Nights increased 4% to reach 335.5 million;
    • Interstate travel vs intrastate travel:
      • Average trip expenditure for an interstate trip was AUD1150 (USD868.4), compared to AUD444 (USD335.3) for intrastate;
      • Average length of stay for an interstate trip is five nights, compared to three nights for intrastate;
    • Overnight trips and regional expenditure by state:
      • New South Wales:
        • 29.4 million visitors, up 4%;
        • AUD16.7 billion (USD12.6 billion) spend, up 3%;
      • Victoria:
        • 22.5 million visitors, up 6%;
        • AUD12.7 billion (USD9.6 billion) spend, up 12%;
      • Queensland:
        • 21.2 million visitors, up 4%;
        • AUD15.3 billion (USD11.6 billion) spend, up 6%;
      • South Australia:
        • 6.1 million visitors, up 1%;
        • AUD3.9 billion (USD2.9 billion) spend, up 8%;
      • Western Australia:
        • 9.5 million visitors, down 5%;
        • AUD7.3 billion (USD5.5 billion) spend, down 2%;
      • Northern Territory:
        • 1.5 million visitors, down 7%;
        • AUD1.9 billion (USD1.4 billion) spend, up 2%;
      • Tasmania:
        • 2.5 million visitors, up 7%;
        • AUD2.3 billion (USD1.7 billion) spend, up 30%;
      • Australian Capital Territory:
        • 2.5 million visitors, up 3%;
        • AUD1.6 billion (USD1.2 billion) spend, up 16%. [more – original PR]