Sunday, March 6, 2016

233,100 Indian tourists visied @TourismAus in 2015; 16 per cent increase over 2014

International visitor survey highlights for the year ending December 2015:

  • International visitors to Australia spent a record $36.6 billion in the year ending December 2015—18% or $5.5 billion more than the previous year.
  • Visitor spending grew faster (+18%) than international arrivals (+8%);
  • Chinese visitor spending grew 44%, reaching a record $8.3 billion and edging closer to the $9 billion figure originally foretasted for the market in 2010 when Tourism 2020 was launched;
  • India (+38%), Hong Kong (+20%) and South Korea (+18%);
  • For the year 2015, Indian visitors contributed over A$ 1.1 billion (Approx. Rs 5,500 crores) to the Australian economy; an increase of 38 per cent over the previous year.

Tourism Australia Managing Director, John O’Sullivan, said the Australian tourism industry had saved it best 2015 quarter until last, rounding off an impressive 12 months of growth which had seen international spending increase 18% to $36.6 billion.