National Visitor Survey results for December quarter 2015 released

March 30, 2016

Tourism’s position as a tier-one industry grew stronger in 2015, at almost the same pace as the mining and resources sector’s performance declined.

The latest National Visitor Survey, released last week by Tourism Research Australia, paints a very promising picture of the state of Australian tourism. For the year ending December 2015 overnight trips grew 7% to 87.1 million, visitor nights increased 4% to 322 million and tourism expenditure spend grew 6% to $57.9 billion. Please find attached a summary of results and the impact on overnight stays in commercial accommodation.