Monday, January 11, 2016

245,000 Indians are expected to visit #Australia in 2015-16

Tourism Forecasting Committee (TFC) is predicting 245,000 visitors from India for 2015-16, a 12% increase over 2014-15.India has moved up from its position as the 11th largest inbound market for Australia in 2014, to being the 8th largest in 2015. There were 187,000 visitors from India in the first 10 months of 2015, bringing the total for the year ended October 2015 to 2,27,000; an increase of 18% relative to the same period last year.For the year ended September 2015, Indian visitors contributed A$ 1.1 billion to the Australian economy; an increase of solid 34% over the previous year.

"We are optimistic that India will play a key role in meeting our 2020 tourism potential, with spend by Indians touching A$ 1.9 billion, and arrivals reaching 300,000. The innovative communication, marketing and trade initiatives will further maximise existing opportunities available in the growing Indian outbound travel market. In collaboration with our key distribution and airline partners, we aim to inspire more Indian travel enthusiasts to plan their next holiday Down Under,”Nishant Kashikar, Country Manager, India & Gulf, Tourism Australia.