Domestic travel key contributor to the economy: Survey

20 Jun 2018 |

Strong growth in domestic overnight travel reinforces domestic tourism’s contribution to the Australian economy, Australian Chamber-Tourism, Australia’s peak body for tourism organisations, said today.

The National Visitors Survey results for the year ending March 2018, showed domestic travel with overnight spend had gone up 5% to $65.1 billion compared to year ending March 2017.

“It is great to see more and more Australians are choosing to travel within the country, with over $85 billion spent and 293 million total trips made,” Executive Chair of Australian Chamber-Tourism, John Hart, said today.

“Domestic travel supports employment and regional businesses across a number of industries and spreads the benefits of tourism across the country.

“We need to shine a spotlight on domestic travel, which is often in the shadow of international tourism.

“Industry and Government’s long term tourism strategy, Beyond 2020, will provide further impetus to grow domestic tourism into the future.”

Duncan Bremner

Director - Public Affairs and Advocacy

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John Hart

Executive Chair, Australian Chamber - Tourism

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