Wednesday, February 10, 2016

#India is 8th largest inbound visitor market for #Australia

India has moved up from its position as the 11th largest inbound market for Australia in 2014, to being the 8th largest in 2015. For the year ended November 2015, 230,000 Indian tourists visited Australia; an increase of 18% relative to the same period last year.

For the year ended September 2015, Indian visitors contributed A$ 1.1 billion (Over Rs 5,000 crores) to the Australian economy; an increase of solid 34% over the previous year.

To facilitate the increased traffic seen into Australia, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has introduced electronic or online lodgement of tourist visa (e600) applications, an initiative that has seen tremendous success since the roll out of the pilot amongst 85 leading travel agencies during 2015.