IVS March 2018
Release: 19 Jul 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.
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.