Measuring the impact of COVID-19

Following on from the bushfires over the Australian summer of 2019-20, the COVID-19 pandemic is having damaging and long-lasting impacts on tourism. In this challenging environment, TRA’s role as a reliable and trusted source of information is now more important than ever. Find out more about our research into measuring the extent of the downturn, tracking the industry’s eventual recovery and support for Australian businesses. Find out more

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National Visitor Survey monthly snapshot

The latest results for October 2021 are available now.

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National Tourism Satellite Account 2020-21

View the latest report on Australian tourism's economic value.

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Domestic Tourism Forecasts

Domestic tourism forecasts summarise the outlook for domestic tourism in Australia.

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Tourism industry impact


In 2019-20, tourism directly contributed 2.5% of Australia's GDP

1 in 21 jobs

Directly employed 621,000 people


Accounted for 6.6% of Australia's total exports

1 in 8 businesses

In June 2019 (pre COVID-19), there were 312,000 tourism related businesses

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