The growth in the value of Australia international tourism over the last five years has even outstripped growth in iron ore exports over the same period. Meanwhile, Australia’s international visitor expenditure has, over the last five years, grown at an average annual rate of around 9 per cent. Visitors from China, India and Japan have been the main contributors.
By March 2019, the number of international visitors in Australia is 8.5 million, 3% higher than last year.
As for the purpose of trips, education and business-related trips recorded an increase (7% respectively).
Top 5 markets are #China(1.3million), #NewZealand(1.3million), #India(343,000), #UK(673,000) and #US(750,000).
#India continued as the strongest market, where visitors are mainly for #VFR purposes.
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