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UNDERSTANDING PASSENGER EXPECTATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF REGIONAL AIRPORTS

This report examines expectations and requirements of regional airport users, and the likelihood of those users visiting the South West region in Western Australia

NEW SOUTH WALES REGIONAL TOURISM SATELLITE ACCOUNT

Tourism directly contributed more than $13.9 billion to New South Wales’ economy (Gross State Product), and directly employed around 159,000 people in 2013–14.

NATIONAL VISITOR SURVEY (NVS) RESULTS

NVS results for year ending June 2016 show:

    • domestic overnight trips up 7% to a record 88.9 million; nights up 5% to 328 million; and spend up 6% to a record $59 billion.
    • domestic day trips up 11% to a record 187 million; spend up 7% to a record $19.6 billion.

INTERNATIONAL VISITOR SURVEY (IVS) RESULTS

IVS results show:

    • international visitor numbers increased 10% to 7.2 million
    • nights increased 5% to 248 million
    • spend increased 14% to $38.1 billion

STATE TOURISM FORECASTS 2016

The State and Territory Tourism Forecasts 2016 highlights the distribution of tourism visitor nights in Australia to 2024–25. 

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Latest Media Releases

  • 21 JULY 2016 

    TOURISM INVESTMENT PIPELINE REACHES $59.8 BILLION

    Strong growth in aviation projects, particularly new aircraft orders, has helped Australia’s tourism investment pipeline rocket to $59.8 billion in 2015.

    Download media release: 21 July 2016 (PDF 307 KB)

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    14 JULY 2016 

    INTERNATIONAL VISITORS TO HELP AUSTRALIAN TOURISM HIT THE MARK

    Strong gains in international tourism will help Australia continue to move towards attaining the lower bound of its Tourism 2020 growth target ($115 billion per year) for overnight visitor expenditure by the end of the decade.

    Download media release: 14 July 2016 (PDF 302 KB)

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    15 JUNE 2016 

    STRONG START TO THE YEAR FOR DOMESTIC TOURISM

    Australia’s domestic tourism market has continued its strong growth and recorded higher holiday and business travel spending during the year ending March 2016.

    Download media release: 15 June 2016 (PDF 214 KB)

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Measuring tourism - 50 years on
25/11/2016
The HKF report, released in 1966, provides a fascinating insight into Australia’s tourism industry in the 60s. The report highlights not only how little the challenges have changed, but also how far we have come in growing the industry despite these challenges.
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Travel by Australians: June 2016 Quarterly Results of the National Visitor Survey
14/09/2016
In recent quarters there appears to have been some unreasonably high growth rates for some data items in the National Visitor Survey (NVS), particularly around business trip estimates. TRA is currently investigating the issue.  In the meantime, we advise using NVS data for the relevant time periods with caution until further notice.
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Understanding Passenger Expectations and Requirements of Regional Airports
26/10/2016
This report examines expectations and requirements of regional airport users, and the likelihood of those users visiting the South West region in Western Australia.
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International Visitors in Australia: June 2016 Quarterly Results of the International Visitor Survey
31/08/2016
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New South Wales Regional Tourism Satellite Account
21/09/2016
This report examines the contribution of tourism to New South Wales and its tourism regions.
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INTERNATIONAL VISITORS IN AUSTRALIA: MARCH 2016 QUARTERLY RESULTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL VISITOR SURVEY
1/06/2016
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International Visitors in Australia: December 2015 Quarterly Results of the International Visitor Survey
2/03/2016
This report contains results from the International Visitor Survey for the December quarter 2015
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State Tourism Forecasts 2016
11/08/2016
The State and Territory Tourism Forecasts 2016 highlights the distribution of tourism visitor nights in Australia to 2024–25.
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State Tourism Satellite Accounts, 2014-15
4/08/2016
The State Tourism Satellite Accounts, 2014-15 highlight the importance of tourism to each state and territory’s economy.
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