International Visitor Survey results for December quarter 2015

March 30, 2016

The International Visitor Survey showed similar strong growth in international tourism, led again by Chinese and Indian increases, but also featuring record inbound figures from the USA and strong performances from Europe, and South-east Asia.

The Government’s support of bilateral air agreements, free trade agreements and tourism marketing has had a significant impact on attracting international visitors, and the fall in the Australian dollar during 2015 stimulated the domestic travel sector while reducing outbound travel growth to just 1% during the year. Please find attached a summary of results and the impact on overnight stays in commercial accommodation.