Last year saw the highest-ever growth in international visitor expenditure in dollar terms, with an 18 per cent increase during 2015 to a record high of $36.6 billion – an impressive rise of $5.5 billion in just one year. This is the largest increase on record and the highest percentage growth since the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Australian tourism continues to experience record highs with international visitor trip expenditure, in dollar terms, increasing to $36.6b last year as a result of record spending from countries including China and the US.
Expenditure from India increased by 38 per cent to reach a new record high of $1.1 billion, partly boosted by the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015.
Figures from Tourism Research Australia’s International Visitor Survey also show that international visitor numbers increased by 8%.
The full report can be viewed at www.tra.gov.au
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