Australian Government - TRA
Australian Government - TRA

International Visitor Survey results

IVS March 2018

International visitors reached a record 8.3 million in the year ending March 2018 (up 8% on the previous year), resulting in a strong increase in spend of 6% to $42.3 billion. Nights increased at a slower rate (up 3% to 269 million) indicating a move to shorter trips on average.

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Please note that the International Visitor Survey (IVS) results for the March quarter 2018 are preliminary and do not include any data relating to purpose of visit. This is because the quality of the main purpose of visit component of the passenger data supplied to TRA by the Department of Home Affairs has been identified as a concern. There are no issues with the survey collection.

To produce a purpose of visit measure for the IVS, Tourism Research Australia (TRA) uses data collected from the incoming passenger cards of international visitors to Australia. Work is currently in progress to resolve these issues and it is likely that a back cast of TRA data will be required. TRA will release revised estimates once a solution has been implemented.

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