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  • Tourism Satellite Account 2013–14

    Tourism Satellite Account 2013–14
    Release: 17/12/2014

    A Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) is recognised internationally as the benchmark for estimating the economic contribution of tourism in an economy. The Australian TSA is published each year, and provides measures of tourism gross domestic product (GDP), tourism gross value added (GVA), tourism trade, and employment in tourism.

  • Travel by Australians September 2014 quarterly results of the National Visitor Survey

    Travel by Australians September 2014 quarterly results of the National Visitor Survey
    Release: 10/12/2014

    This report contains results from the National Visitor Survey for the September quarter 2014. It provides information on Australian resident travel within Australia, including overnight and day visits, and overseas travel (outbound).

  • International Visitors in Australia: September 2014 quarterly results of the International Visitor Survey

    International Visitors in Australia: September 2014 quarterly results of the International Visitor Survey
    Release: 3/12/2014

    This report contains results from the International Visitor Survey for the September quarter 2014

  • State of the Industry 2014

    State of the Industry 2014
    Release: 29/10/2014

    The fifth edition of TRA’s State of the Industry report reviews the Australian tourism industry’s solid performance in 2013–14 across a range of key performance indicators.

  • Tourism Ready Reckoner

    Tourism Ready Reckoner
    Release: 28/10/2014

    The Tourism Ready Reckoner provides a snapshot of the Australian tourism industry for the year ending June 2014.

  • Travel by Australians June 2014 quarterly results of the National Visitor Survey

    Travel by Australians June 2014 quarterly results of the National Visitor Survey
    Release: 10/09/2014

  • Chinese resident perceptions of Queensland

    Chinese resident perceptions of Queensland
    Release: 8/09/2014

    A key holiday motivation for Chinese residents living in Australia is to share experiences with family and/or friends from China. This report found that, in terms of appeal to Chinese residents and their visitors, Queensland‘s advantage is offering highly-sought after Australian experiences such as sunshine, warm weather, beaches and friendly people in “best of” (“jing hua”) destinations like the Gold Coast.

  • International Visitors in Australia: June 2014 quarterly results of the International Visitor Survey

    International Visitors in Australia: June 2014 quarterly results of the International Visitor Survey
    Release: 3/09/2014

    This report contains results from the International Visitor Survey for the June quarter 2014.

  • Northern Territory visitor touch points

    Northern Territory visitor touch points
    Release: 15/08/2014

    Visitors to Darwin and Alice Springs use a number of ‘touch points’ in the Northern Territory to access information about a product or service, or to make a booking or purchase. This report examines the touch points and their usefulness in encouraging bookings and/or purchase decisions for accommodation, food and dining, transport and activities/experiences.

  • Visitor perceptions of the ACT

    Visitor perceptions of the ACT
    Release: 8/08/2014

    The nation’s capital, Canberra, is filled with all types of fun and interesting things to do. Just over two million domestic overnight travellers visited Canberra in 2013. This study examines a selection of Canberra’s identified perception gaps, its appeal and barriers to travel. With these results, the ACT tourism industry is better equipped to enhance their tourism product offering and maximise the tourism potential of the Canberra region.

  • Events: Drivers of regional tourism

    Events: Drivers of regional tourism
    Release: 8/08/2014

    Hundreds of events or festivals are held across Australia each year. These are ideal for generating awareness for regional destinations, driving visitation and increasing spend. The research, co-funded by Tourism Research Australia, the South Australian Tourism Commission and Tourism Victoria provides a better understanding of regional events across Australia as a tourism product, and their place in driving regional tourism.

  • Tourism Update: Updated Results to State of the Industry 2013 – March Quarter 2014

    Tourism Update: Updated Results to State of the Industry 2013 – March Quarter 2014
    Release: 22/07/2014

    This is the third update to Tourism Research Australia’s State of the Industry 2013 report and provides top line information on Australia’s tourism industry.

  • State tourism forecasts 2014

    State tourism forecasts 2014
    Release: 10/07/2014

  • Travel by Australians: March 2014 quarterly results of the National Visitor Survey

    Travel by Australians: March 2014 quarterly results of the National Visitor Survey
    Release: 9/07/2014

    Travellers spent $52.3 billion on domestic overnight travel during the year ending March 2014; an increase of 4 per cent over the previous year.

  • Tourism Forecasts, Autumn 2014

    Tourism Forecasts, Autumn 2014
    Release: 19/06/2014

    The Tourism Research Australia (TRA) tourism forecast publication provides ten-year forecasts for Australia’s inbound, domestic and outbound tourism sectors.

  • Food and Wine Tourism in Western Australia

    Food and Wine Tourism in Western Australia
    Release: 11/06/2014

    Food and wine tourism is very important to Western Australia’s economy, with an estimated 1.1 million visitors having participated in food and wine activities while on holiday or on a day trip to WA in 2013. This study profiles domestic food and wine visitors to WA, and looks at their motivations for visiting and satisfaction with their experiences in WA’s tourism regions.

  • International Visitors in Australia: March 2014 quarterly results of the International Visitor Survey

    International Visitors in Australia: March 2014 quarterly results of the International Visitor Survey
    Release: 4/06/2014

    This report contains results from the International Visitor Survey for the March quarter 2014.

  • Infographic: Ten facts about tourism

    Infographic: Ten facts about tourism
    Release: 22/05/2014

    Tourism Research Australia's 'Ten facts about tourism' infographic displays ten interesting facts about the Australian tourism industry.

  • Tourism Ready Reckoner

    Tourism Ready Reckoner
    Release: 6/05/2014

    The Tourism Ready Reckoner provides a snapshot of the Australian tourism industry for the year ending December 2013.

  • Tourism’s Contribution to the Australian Economy, 1997–98 to 2012–13

    Tourism’s Contribution to the Australian Economy, 1997–98 to 2012–13
    Release: 30/04/2014

    This report presents estimates of the tourism industry’s contribution to Australia’s economy for the period 1997-98 to 2012-13.

  • Tourism Productivity Update 2014

    Tourism Productivity Update 2014
    Release: 30/04/2014

    This report assesses the productivity performance of tourism and its key contributing industries.

  • International Visitors in Australia: December 2013 quarterly results of the International Visitor Survey

    International Visitors in Australia: December 2013 quarterly results of the International Visitor Survey
    Release: 30/04/2014

    This report contains results from the International Visitor Survey for the December quarter 2013.

  • Tourism Investment Monitor 2014

    Tourism Investment Monitor 2014
    Release: 24/04/2014

    Tourism Research Australia's 2014 edition of the Tourism Investment Monitor provides an estimate of the total value of large scale projects in the tourism investment pipeline in 2013.

  • State Tourism Satellite Accounts 2012-13

    State Tourism Satellite Accounts 2012-13
    Release: 2/04/2014

    The State Tourism Satellite Accounts 2012-13 go beyond the scope of the national Tourism Satellite Accounts (published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics) by providing state measures for both the direct and indirect contribution of tourism. The resulting total contribution of tourism to the state and national economies allows a better understanding of the economic dynamics of tourism within Australia.

  • Travel by Australians: December 2013 quarterly results of the National Visitor Survey

    Travel by Australians: December 2013 quarterly results of the National Visitor Survey
    Release: 12/03/2014

    Travellers spent $51.5 billion on domestic overnight travel during the year ending December 2013; an increase of 3 per cent over the previous year. A substantial portion of the increase was due to domestic overnight holiday visitors, who spent $26.4 billion; a 4 per cent increase on the previous year.

  • Driving dispersal of international visitors to South Australia and Northern Territory

    Driving dispersal of international visitors to South Australia and Northern Territory
    Release: 5/03/2014

    Tourism Research Australia—in partnership with the South Australian Tourism Commission and Tourism Northern Territory—conducted research to understand the major barriers to dispersal for those international holiday visitors to Australia who do not include South Australia or Northern Territory in their travel itineraries.

  • The International Education market in the Australian Capital Territory: Tourism impacts and opportunities

    The International Education market in the Australian Capital Territory: Tourism impacts and opportunities
    Release: 19/02/2014

    Tourism Research Australia (TRA) and ‘VisitCanberra’ undertook research to determine the size and makeup of the international student population in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The report also identifies trends associated with the international market in the ACT, and collects information on the friends and relatives of the ACT’s international student population.

  • Motivators and satisfaction of visitors to Tasmania

    Motivators and satisfaction of visitors to Tasmania
    Release: 19/02/2014

    Tourism Research Australia and Tourism Tasmania conducted a study to explore perceptions of Tasmania as a holiday destination. This report summarises the key findings from the research, and explores the key perceptions of Tasmania; core appeals driving visitation; and visitor satisfaction with holiday experiences, including willingness to re-visit Tasmania in the future.

  • Chinese Visitor Satisfaction

    Chinese Visitor Satisfaction
    Release: 28/01/2014

    China is Australia’s fastest growing inbound tourism market and largest contributor to international visitor spending in Australia. By 2022−23, the number of Chinese visitors is forecast to increase from 685,000 to 1.4 million and their real inbound tourism expenditure from $4.4 billion to $8.2 billion. Given the China market’s significance and potential for further growth, this research was undertaken by Tourism Research Australia—on behalf of Tourism Australia—to better understand the drivers of satisfaction and causes of dissatisfaction among Chinese visitors to Australia.

  • Small-Scale Accommodation Survey: Evaluation Report

    Small-Scale Accommodation Survey: Evaluation Report
    Release: 21/01/2014

    This report is an evaluation of the Small-Scale Accommodation Survey. The survey (ceased in October 2013) was developed to provide reliable information to help grow the accommodation sector through improved business planning, and to provide industry and governments with a deeper understanding of sectoral performance.

  • State of the Industry 2013: Update Issue 1

    State of the Industry 2013: Update Issue 1
    Release: 24/12/2013

    The State of the Industry updates assess the performance of the Australian tourism industry and highlights longer-term issues affecting its performance.

  • Tourism Ready Reckoner: September quarter 2013

    Tourism Ready Reckoner: September quarter 2013
    Release: 24/12/2013

    The Tourism Ready Reckoner provides a snapshot of the Australian tourism industry for the September quarter 2013.

  • Tourism Satellite Account 2012–13

    Tourism Satellite Account 2012–13
    Release: 20/12/2013

    This report provides a summary of the key results from the 2012-13 edition of the Tourism Satellite Account (ABS Cat. No 5249.0)

  • Travel by Australians: September 2013 quarterly results of the National Visitor Survey

    Travel by Australians: September 2013 quarterly results of the National Visitor Survey
    Release: 11/12/2013

    This report contains results from the National Visitor Survey for the September quarter 2013. It provides information on Australian resident travel within Australia, including overnight and day visits, and overseas travel (outbound).

  • Understanding dispersal of Asian visitors: The International Visitor Survey data mining project (summary)

    Understanding dispersal of Asian visitors: The International Visitor Survey data mining project (summary)
    Release: 9/12/2013

    This research investigates dispersal of Asian visitors beyond the major gateway cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, during their visit to Australia. The research also examines other travel behaviours and trip satisfaction of Asian visitors.

  • Strategies to assist tourism industry SMEs to engage with Asian markets (Full report)

    Strategies to assist tourism industry SMEs to engage with Asian markets (Full report)
    Release: 6/12/2013

    This research was undertaken by Tourism Research Australia (TRA), on behalf of Tourism Australia, as part of the Asia Marketing Fund (AMF) research. The AMF aims to attract more visitors from Asia – one of the world's fastest growing tourism regions.

  • International Visitors in Australia: September 2013 quarterly results of the International Visitor Survey

    International Visitors in Australia: September 2013 quarterly results of the International Visitor Survey
    Release: 4/12/2013

    This report contains results from the International Visitor Survey for the September quarter 2013, including information on the travel behaviour of international visitors at a state/territory and national level.

  • Visitor Profile & Satisfaction Report – Victoria: Great Ocean Road

    Visitor Profile & Satisfaction Report – Victoria: Great Ocean Road
    Release: 27/11/2013

    Most commonly, visitors to the Great Ocean Road region in this study saw the sights, ate out and went to the beach. The majority of visitors to the Great Ocean Road region expected great coastal experiences and scenery, relaxation and rejuvenation, a place to spend quality time with family and friends and nature based experiences.

  • An Assessment of Accessible Accommodation in Australia: Supply and Demand

    An Assessment of Accessible Accommodation in Australia: Supply and Demand
    Release: 18/11/2013

    This report is the result of research to investigate issues relating to the long term supply and demand for accessible accommodation in Australia. In 2011, federal and state Tourism Ministers decided to investigate whether accessible room requirements for new buildings under Class 2 and Class 3 of the Building Code of Australia constituted a barrier to new accommodation. PricewaterhouseCoopers was subsequently commissioned to undertake the study. The report is published here on the TRA website due to its research component. As part of the study, tables summarising the results of the surveys conducted among travellers and accommodation providers are available upon request to ASCOT-TMM@ret.gov.au.

  • The Whitsundays - Converting the Considering!

    The Whitsundays - Converting the Considering!
    Release: 13/11/2013

    Tourism Research Australia (TRA) and Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) undertook research during April, May and June 2013 to explore visitor consideration of the Whitsundays as a tropical coastal or tropical island holiday destination, and how best to convert those that ‘would consider a Whitsundays holiday’ into visitors. The results revealed several opportunities. This report summarises the key survey findings and outlines seven opportunities for future planning and development to help convert the considering into the visitor, and differentiate the Whitsundays from comparable overseas offerings to its key markets.

  • Visitor Profile & Satisfaction Report – Queensland: Gold Coast

    Visitor Profile & Satisfaction Report – Queensland: Gold Coast
    Release: 11/11/2013

    Visitors to the Gold Coast that participated in this study typically went to the beach, ate out and went shopping. While on the Gold Coast, respondents expected to be able to spend quality time with family and friends, relax and rejuvenate, a warm and welcoming holiday atmosphere and a great range of dining options. Overall respondents were satisfied with their visit to the Gold Coast. They were particularly satisfied with the beaches and quality accommodation.

  • Tourism Ready Reckoner

    Tourism Ready Reckoner
    Release: 1/11/2013

    The Tourism Ready Reckoner provides a snapshot of the Australian tourism industry for the June quarter 2013.

  • State of the Industry 2013

    State of the Industry 2013
    Release: 29/10/2013

    The State of the Industry 2013 assesses the performance of the Australian tourism industry and highlights longer-term issues affecting its performance.

  • Strategies to assist tourism industry SMEs to engage with Asian markets (Executive summary)

    Strategies to assist tourism industry SMEs to engage with Asian markets (Executive summary)
    Release: 28/10/2013

    This research was undertaken by Tourism Research Australia (TRA), on behalf of Tourism Australia, as part of the Asia Marketing Fund (AMF) research. The AMF aims to attract more visitors from Asia - one of the world's fastest growing tourism regions.

  • Tourism Forecasts, Spring 2013

    Tourism Forecasts, Spring 2013
    Release: 25/10/2013

    The Tourism Research Australia (TRA) tourism forecast publication provides ten-year forecasts for Australia’s inbound, domestic and outbound tourism sectors.

  • Tourism Businesses in Australia, June 2010 to June 2012

    Tourism Businesses in Australia, June 2010 to June 2012
    Release: 25/10/2013

    Tourism Businesses in Australia reports various metrics on businesses in tourism related industries in Australia including numbers, employment, legal structure, location and financial performance.

  • Evaluating the Caravan Park and Self-Contained Traveller Sector in Western Australia

    Evaluating the Caravan Park and Self-Contained Traveller Sector in Western Australia
    Release: 18/10/2013

    This research provides an understanding of the current and emerging behaviours of caravan park users and those who travel in a relatively self-contained fashion in recreation vehicles in WA.

  • Tourism Employment in Australia, 2011−12 to 2029−30

    Tourism Employment in Australia, 2011−12 to 2029−30
    Release: 11/10/2013

    This report examines the employment aspect of tourism supply. In particular, it studies the effects of tourism demand projections on employment generation for the state and territory economies over the period 2011−12 to 2029−30.

  • Visitor Profile & Satisfaction Report – New South Wales: Albury

    Visitor Profile & Satisfaction Report – New South Wales: Albury
    Release: 9/10/2013

    Most commonly, visitors to Albury in this study shopped, ate out and saw the sights. The majority of visitors to Albury expected an opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends; to relax and rejuvenate; to tour around and explore; and to explore the river or Lake Hume. Respondents were generally satisfied with their visit to Albury, particularly with food and beverage, roads, shopping and entertainment.

  • Visitor Profile & Satisfaction Report – New South Wales: Newcastle

    Visitor Profile & Satisfaction Report – New South Wales: Newcastle
    Release: 9/10/2013

    Most commonly, visitors to Newcastle in this study saw the sights, ate out and shopped. The majority of visitors to Newcastle expected an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate, to experience beach and water activities, to tour around and explore, and to discover or learn something new. Respondents were generally satisfied with their visit to Newcastle, particularly with natural attractions. Beaches, bush and harbour, friendliness of locals, personal safety and security and local atmosphere were aspects with which they were particularly satisfied.

  • Travel by Australians: June 2013 quarterly results of the National Visitor Survey

    Travel by Australians: June 2013 quarterly results of the National Visitor Survey
    Release: 11/09/2013

    This report contains results from the National Visitor Survey for the June quarter 2013. It provides information on Australian resident travel within Australia, including overnight and day visits, and overseas travel (outbound).

  • International Visitors in Australia: June 2013 quarterly results of the International Visitor Survey

    International Visitors in Australia: June 2013 quarterly results of the International Visitor Survey
    Release: 4/09/2013

    This report contains results from the International Visitor Survey for the June quarter 2013, including information on the travel behaviour of international visitors at a state/territory and national level.

  • TRA Quarterly Issue 3 March 2013

    TRA Quarterly Issue 3 March 2013
    Release: 31/07/2013

    The TRA Quarterly is a 'one-stop-shop' for top line information on the Australian tourism industry.

  • Tourism Operators' Digital Uptake Benchmark Survey 2013 Research Report

    Tourism Operators' Digital Uptake Benchmark Survey 2013 Research Report
    Release: 15/07/2013

    This report contains the findings from the 2013 benchmark survey of tourism operators’ digital uptake in Australia, commissioned by Tourism Research Australia.

  • State Tourism Satellite Accounts 2011–12

    State Tourism Satellite Accounts 2011–12
    Release: 5/07/2013

    Tourism Research Australia (TRA) supplements the national Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) with a similar set of TSA data expanded for all states and territories. The state TSAs go beyond the scope of the national TSA by providing state measures for both the direct and indirect contribution of tourism, and the resulting total contribution of tourism to the state and national economies. This provides a more complete picture of the contribution of the tourism sector to the Australian economy.

  • Tourism’s Contribution to the Australian Economy, 1997–98 to 2011–12

    Tourism’s Contribution to the Australian Economy, 1997–98 to 2011–12
    Release: 3/07/2013

    This report presents a complete picture of the Australian tourism industry’s contribution to the economy. TRA’s estimates of tourism’s indirect and total economic contribution presented in this report complement the latest estimates of tourism’s direct contribution from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Tourism Satellite Account (TSA)(ABS Cat. No. 5249.0). Results are presented for the period 1997–98 to 2011–12.

  • Travel by Australians: March 2013 Quarterly Results of the National Visitor Survey

    Travel by Australians: March 2013 Quarterly Results of the National Visitor Survey
    Release: 12/06/2013

    This report contains results from the National Visitor Survey for the March quarter 2013. It provides information on Australian resident travel within Australia, including overnight and day visits, and overseas travel (outbound).

  • Regional forecasts - Tables

    Regional forecasts - Tables
    Release: 7/06/2013

    Regional Forecasts - Tables present forecasts of visitor nights in Australia’s states and territories over the coming decade.

  • International Visitors in Australia: March 2013 Quarterly Results of the International Visitor Survey

    International Visitors in Australia: March 2013 Quarterly Results of the International Visitor Survey
    Release: 5/06/2013

    This report contains results from the International Visitor Survey for the March quarter 2013, including information on the travel behaviour of international visitors at a state/territory and national level.

  • Resources, Energy and Tourism China Review – June 2013

    Resources, Energy and Tourism China Review – June 2013
    Release: 3/06/2013

    The Resources, Energy and Tourism China Review – June 2013 is an annual publication that discusses developments in China and the Australian-Chinese economic and trade relationship. It contains an overview of the Chinese economy and analysis of issues in the resources, energy and tourism sectors compiled by BREE, Tourism Research Australia (TRA) and academics in the field by invitation.

  • Tourism Investment Monitor 2013

    Tourism Investment Monitor 2013
    Release: 27/05/2013

    Tourism Research Australia's 2013 edition of the Tourism Investment Monitor provides an estimate of the total value of large scale projects in the tourism investment pipeline in 2012.

  • TRA Quarterly, Issue 2 December 2012

    TRA Quarterly, Issue 2 December 2012
    Release: 3/05/2013

    The TRA Quarterly is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for top line information on the Australian tourism industry.

  • Forecast 2013, Issue 1

    Forecast 2013, Issue 1
    Release: 24/04/2013

    Forecast 2013, Issue 1 presents the most likely outcome for tourism activity in Australia given past trends, current information and the impact of policy and industry changes.

  • Travel by Australians: December 2012 Quarterly Results of the National Visitor Survey

    Travel by Australians: December 2012 Quarterly Results of the National Visitor Survey
    Release: 6/03/2013

    This report contains results from the National Visitor Survey for the December quarter 2012. It provides information on Australian resident travel within Australia, including overnight and day visits, and overseas travel (outbound).

  • International Visitors in Australia: December 2012 Quarterly Results of the International Visitor Survey

    International Visitors in Australia: December 2012 Quarterly Results of the International Visitor Survey
    Release: 6/03/2013

    This report contains results from the International Visitor Survey for the December quarter 2012, including information on the travel behaviour of international visitors at a state/territory and national level.

  • The Economic Impact of the Current Mining Boom on Australia's Tourism Industry

    The Economic Impact of the Current Mining Boom on Australia's Tourism Industry
    Release: 17/01/2013

    This study looks at the economic impacts of the current mining boom at a state and territory level, including for leisure tourism (travel for the purposes of holiday, or to visit friends and relatives – VFR).

  • Snapshots 2012 – China: First & repeat visitation

    Snapshots 2012 – China: First & repeat visitation
    Release: 12/12/2012

    This snapshot presents a profile of Chinese visitors who visited Australia for the first time, compared to those who made a return trip to Australia.

  • Travel by Australians: September 2012 Quarterly Results of the National Visitor Survey

    Travel by Australians: September 2012 Quarterly Results of the National Visitor Survey
    Release: 10/12/2012

    This report contains results from the National Visitor Survey for the September quarter 2012. It provides information on Australian resident travel within Australia, including overnight and day visits, and overseas travel (outbound).

  • International Visitors in Australia: September 2012 Quarterly Results of the International Visitor Survey

    International Visitors in Australia: September 2012 Quarterly Results of the International Visitor Survey
    Release: 5/12/2012

    This report contains results from the International Visitor Survey for the September quarter 2012, including information on the travel behaviour of international visitors at a state/territory and national level.

  • Strategic Regional Research, New South Wales: Visitor dispersal from Sydney to regional NSW

    Strategic Regional Research, New South Wales: Visitor dispersal from Sydney to regional NSW
    Release: 22/11/2012

    This research project provides a comprehensive review of the Sydney fly-in leisure market and discusses the dispersal of these visitors into regional areas of New South Wales.

  • State of the Industry 2012

    State of the Industry 2012
    Release: 31/10/2012

    State of the Industry 2012 assesses macroeconomic trends, relevant to tourism business performance, and provides an update on how Australia’s tourism industry is tracking against its performance indicators.

  • The Tourism Scorecard 2012 – Updated April 2013

    The Tourism Scorecard 2012 – Updated April 2013
    Release: 31/10/2012

    The 2012 Tourism Scorecard provides an overview of the performance of the Australian tourism industry and its many sectors in 2011–12, compared to the previous 12-month period. The Scorecard is presented in hierarchical form, with the key supply-side drivers of the tourism industry at the bottom of the diagram. These drivers underpin the performance of international and domestic overnight visitor expenditure, which in turn make up the Tourism Industry Potential performance. Day trip expenditure (at the top of the Scorecard) is also added to complete the sum of Australia’s total visitor expenditure. Expenditure is segmented by geographical and purpose-of-visit categories. Indicators have been included to highlight performance of the sector in terms of yield.

  • Forecast 2012 Issue 2

    Forecast 2012 Issue 2
    Release: 9/10/2012

    Forecast 2012, Issue 2 presents the most likely outcome for tourism activity in Australia given past trends, current information and the impact of policy and industry changes.

  • TRA Quarterly, Issue 1 September 2012

    TRA Quarterly, Issue 1 September 2012
    Release: 26/09/2012

    The TRA Quarterly is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for top line information on the Australian tourism industry.

  • Travel by Australians: June 2012 Quarterly Results of the National Visitor Survey

    Travel by Australians: June 2012 Quarterly Results of the National Visitor Survey
    Release: 12/09/2012

    This report contains results from the National Visitor Survey for the June quarter 2012. It provides information on Australian resident travel within Australia, including overnight and day visits, and overseas travel (outbound).

  • Visitor Profile & Satisfaction Report – Victoria: Marysville/Eildon

    Visitor Profile & Satisfaction Report – Victoria: Marysville/Eildon
    Release: 28/08/2012

    This report profiles visitors to Marysville and Eildon, and reports on motivations for visiting the regions and visitor satisfaction.

  • Visitor Profile & Satisfaction Report – Victoria: Phillip Island

    Visitor Profile & Satisfaction Report – Victoria: Phillip Island
    Release: 28/08/2012

    This report profiles visitors to Phillip Island, and reports on motivations for visiting the region and visitor satisfaction.

  • Strategic Regional Research, ACT: Major Blockbuster Events in the ACT

    Strategic Regional Research, ACT: Major Blockbuster Events in the ACT
    Release: 2/08/2012

    This study was undertaken to better understand the value of holding blockbuster exhibitions in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the potential for undertaking a major exhibition program.

  • Strategic Regional Research, Qld: Understanding the Queensland Touring Group

    Strategic Regional Research, Qld: Understanding the Queensland Touring Group
    Release: 2/08/2012

    This research profiles the Queensland Touring Group and their travel behaviour. It also reports on the direct economic impact of this group to the Queensland economy in terms of visitor expenditure and employment generation.

  • Strategic Regional Research – Western Australia: Evaluating the WA cruise visitor experience

    Strategic Regional Research – Western Australia: Evaluating the WA cruise visitor experience
    Release: 27/07/2012

    This study was commissioned by Tourism Research Australia (TRA) in partnership with Tourism Western Australia (Tourism WA) to gain a better understanding of cruise travel in Western Australia and passengers’ experiences at ports and destinations in the region.

  • International Visitors in Australia: June 2012 Quarterly Results of the International Visitor Survey

    International Visitors in Australia: June 2012 Quarterly Results of the International Visitor Survey
    Release: 6/06/2012

    This report contains results from the International Visitor Survey for the June quarter 2012, including information on the travel behaviour of international visitors at a state/territory and national level.

  • Tourism’s Contribution to the Australian Economy1997–98 to 2010–11

    Tourism’s Contribution to the Australian Economy1997–98 to 2010–11
    Release: 5/04/2012

    This report provides estimates on tourism’s indirect and total economic contribution in the Australian economy. It complements the latest estimates of tourism’s direct contribution from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) (ABS Cat No 5249.0) and presents a complete picture of the Australian tourism industry’s contribution to the economy.

  • Snapshots 2012 − Caravan or camping in Australia

    Snapshots 2012 − Caravan or camping in Australia
    Release: 7/03/2012

    Domestic and international visitors stay in a range of accommodation while travelling in Australia. This snapshot presents information on the caravan or camping sector and a profile of domestic and international visitors who stayed in caravan or camping accommodation in 2011.

  • Strategic Regional Research, SA: The impacts of regional Visitor Information Centres (VICs) on visitor behaviour in regional SA

    Strategic Regional Research, SA: The impacts of regional Visitor Information Centres (VICs) on visitor behaviour in regional SA
    Release: 29/09/2011

    This study examines the extent of the impacts of Visitor Information Centres (VICs) on tourist behaviour in regional areas of South Australia. It is the first stage of a two-part research project investigating the impact and role of regional VICs to the South Australian tourism industry.

  • Strategic Regional Research, SA: The role of Visitor Information Centres (VICs) in distributing tourism product in regional SA

    Strategic Regional Research, SA: The role of Visitor Information Centres (VICs) in distributing tourism product in regional SA
    Release: 29/09/2011

    This study examines the role of Visitor Information Centres (VICs) in distributing tourism product in regional areas of South Australia. It is the second stage of a two-part research project investigating the impact and role of regional VICs to the South Australian tourism industry.

  • Snapshots 2011 – Indigenous tourism visitors in Australia

    Snapshots 2011 – Indigenous tourism visitors in Australia
    Release: 22/09/2011

    Australia’s Indigenous culture is a key point of differentiation in a highly competitive international tourism market. This snapshot profiles international and domestic overnight Indigenous tourism visitors for 2010.

  • Snapshots 2011 – Internet use in trip planning and booking

    Snapshots 2011 – Internet use in trip planning and booking
    Release: 22/09/2011

    This snapshot presents information on international and domestic visitors who used the internet as an information source for travel and as a tool for booking travel prior to commencing their trip.

  • What is driving Australians' travel choices?

    What is driving Australians' travel choices?
    Release: 2/06/2011

    Australians’ travel choices are affected by many factors (both on the supply and demand side). This report explores the reasons behind the current shift away from domestic to international holidays.

  • Factors affecting the inbound tourism sector: the impact and implications of the Australian dollar

    Factors affecting the inbound tourism sector: the impact and implications of the Australian dollar
    Release: 2/06/2011

    Tourism, along with other trade-exposed sectors such as manufacturing, is prone to the risk of currency fluctuations (as well as many other economic risks). This paper explores the impact of the appreciating Australian dollar, together with a range of other factors, on the Australian tourism industry.

  • Snapshots 2009 – Backpacker accommodation in Australia

    Snapshots 2009 – Backpacker accommodation in Australia
    Release: 6/08/2010

    Domestic and international visitors stay in a range of accommodation while travelling in Australia. This snapshot presents a profile of visitors who used backpacker accommodation in 2009.

  • Snapshots 2009 – Cultural and heritage tourism in Australia

    Snapshots 2009 – Cultural and heritage tourism in Australia
    Release: 6/08/2010

    This snapshot presents a profile of domestic and international visitors who participated in cultural and heritage activities in Australia during 2009.

  • Snapshots 2009 – Nature tourism in Australia

    Snapshots 2009 – Nature tourism in Australia
    Release: 6/08/2010

    Domestic and international visitors participate in a range of activities while travelling in Australia. This snapshot presents a profile of visitors who participated in nature activities during 2009.

  • Snapshots 2009 – Food and wine tourism in Australia

    Snapshots 2009 – Food and wine tourism in Australia
    Release: 6/08/2010

    This snapshot presents a profile of domestic and international visitors who visited at least one winery during their trip in Australia.