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Spending profile of travellers with accessibility needs

All data relate to June quarter 2023.

Average spend per trip

Daytrips

  • Travellers with accessibility needs spent approximately the same on average for daytrips as other travellers
  • Average spend per daytrip for travellers with accessibility needs was $145 per trip (compared with $143 for other travellers)

Overnight trips

  • Travellers with accessibility needs on average spent less on overnight trips than other travellers 
  • Average spend per overnight trip for travellers with accessibility needs was $847 per trip (compared with $943 for other travellers)

Spend per night (overnight trips)

  • Travellers with accessibility needs on average spent $238 per night on overnight trips (compared with $281 for other travellers).

Trip Expenditure Items

The largest 3 expenses for overnight travellers with accessibility needs were:

  • accommodation (which represented 28% of total trip spend),
  • takeaway and restaurant meals (17%) and
  • transportation (15%) 

Modes of transport used by travellers

Transport to stopover destinations

  • The majority (77%) of travellers with accessibility needs used self-drive vehicles to travel to their stopover destinations
  • 17% travelled by aircraft
  • 6% used other forms of transport (train, bus, etc.)

Local transport (transport used at stopover location)

  • The majority (79%) of travellers with accessibility needs did not use another form of local transport at their stopover destination (other than the form of transport used to travel to their destination)
  • Among the 21% of travellers with accessibility needs that did use another form of local transport, the most popular forms were ride share (used by 7.1% of travellers), taxi or chauffeur driven hire car (6.5%), bus (6.1%), train (5.6%), tram (4.7%) and ferry (1.9%). 

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