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

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.

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Key Findings

 

Total international visitors (year ending 30 September 2013)

  • There were 5,889,197 international visitors to Australia, an increase of 5% compared to YE 30 September 2012.

Visitor nights

  • International visitors spent 212 million nights in Australia, up 4% compared to YE 30 September 2012.

Source

  • New Zealand was the largest source of visitors (1,093,166), followed by China (676,445), United Kingdom (579,233) and USA (465,378).

State/territory visits

  • Over half of international visitors visited New South Wales (51%), followed by Queensland (35%) and Victoria (33%).

State/territory visitor nights

  • International visitors spent a third of their nights in New South Wales (33%), followed by Victoria (22%) and Queensland (21%).

Purpose

  • The majority of international visitors arrived in Australia on a holiday (45%), followed by those visiting friends and relatives (26%), and those travelling for business (15%).

Return visits

  • Most international visitors were on a return trip to Australia (62%).

Tours

  • Inclusive package travellers accounted for 15% of international visitors, while group tour travellers accounted for 9% of international visitors.

Expenditure

  • International visitors spent a total of $19.3 billion, an increase of 3% from YE 30 September 2012. The average spend per international visitor trip was $3,285.