COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on international travel to Australia over the past 2 years. The data shows the effects of this on Australia’s tourism industry.
The results for the year ending September 2020 were a large deviation from pre-pandemic levels. The summary results are compared to the year ending September 2019 (pre-COVID-19 period).
Year ending September 2021 | $1.3 billion | Down 97.1%
Year ending September 2021 | 155,469 | Down 98.2%
Year ending September 2021 | 10.4 million | Down 96.2%
Key results for the year ending September 2021 include:
Australia’s top 5 international visitor markets saw significant losses:
Total international and domestic tourism losses since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 reached $128.3 billion.
International tourism saw losses of $62.5 billion for March 2020 to September 2021. This was due to international border closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the same period, there were further losses of: