The International Visitor Survey (IVS) monthly snapshots estimate tourism activity in the related month. We also produce quarterly and annual international tourism results.
$3.5 billion | 98% of pre-COVID levels
556,000 | 80% of pre-COVID levels
24.2 million | 87% of pre-COVID levels
International tourism to Australia continued to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. International visitor spend was 98% of the pre-COVID level. Trips and nights to Australia reached 80% and 87% respectively. The July 2023 results show international visitors:
The top 4 main reasons for travel to Australia in the month of July 2023 were:
Holiday travel with 213,000 trips.
Visiting friends and relatives with 162,000 trips.
Education-related travel with 74,000 trips.
Business travel with 68,000 trips.
Spend by international students accounted for 61% of the total monthly international visitor spend. This was driven by the usual increase in international students entering Australia in the month of July.
Australia’s top 5 international markets in the month of July 2023 were:
In July 2023, international visitors made 515,000 trips to Australia’s capital cities.
In July 2023, international visitors made 149,000 trips to Australia’s regional areas.
Total spend in July 2023 was $4.7 billion. This was 102% of pre-COVID levels.
Total spend includes purchases made overseas such as: