Tourism Tasmania: Annual Report 2016-2017

    Tourism Tasmania, via its Annual Report 2016-2017, reported (31-Oct-2017) the state’s tourism industry consists of around 2000 separate businesses. It directly and indirectly supports around 37,400 jobs in Tasmania or 15.6% of total Tasmanian employment, and contributes around AUD2.8 billion (USD2.1 billion) to the economy, amounting to 10.7% of the gross state product. Key tourism highlights for 2016-2017 were:

    • Tourism arrivals: 1,269,600, +9% year-on-year;
      • Leisure arrivals: 966,200, +12%;
    • Tourism expenditure: AUD2264 million (USD1733.3 million), +10%;
      • Leisure expenditure: AUD1868 million (USD1480.5 million), +12%;
    • Visitor nights: 10.8 million, +6%;