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STUDY: Record 87.7 million tourists visited Australia in 2019

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The latest international visitor survey shows Australia was on track for another record year before the dual crises of the bushfires and COVID-19.

Tourism Research Australia’s (TRA) latest snapshot of international visitation shows the country saw record numbers of international visitors aged 15 years and over for the year to December 2019, with 8.7 million arrivals (two per cent more than the previous year).

Moreover, in terms of domestic travel, Australia recorded yet another breakthrough: 117.4 million Australians spent a record $80.7 billion across the country.

The findings come with the release of Tourism Research Australia’s international and domestic visitor surveys.

In terms of the international visitor survey, the findings supported a three per cent growth in total trip spend from international visitors, which reached a record $45.4 billion.

There was growth in visitation across all purposes of travel over the year. Leading the way was employment, up four per cent to 212,000 visitors.

Education and holiday travel were also up three per cent to 594,000 and 4 million visitors, respectively.

The most popular activities undertaken by holiday visitors to Australia were eating out (91 per cent), shopping (81 per cent), sightseeing (80 per cent) and going to the beach (71 per cent).

North American and European visitors, including those from the UK, were the most adventurous holidaymakers, with higher participation rates across most activities.

In addition, the research also showed the Asian market was the top contributor to the growth in international tourism, providing 88 per cent of the additional $1.5 billion spend gained in 2019, and 69 per cent of the 185,000-visitor increase.

Despite double-digit percentage growth over much of the last decade, TRA noted China saw a plateau in visitation, with numbers steadying at 1.3 million.

However, spend was up six per cent to $12.4 billion due mainly to growth from high spending Chinese students.

Domestic travel hits record $80.7bn spend

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New South Wales took the largest piece of the pie, with 39 million domestic visitors and $23.7 billion in expenditure (iStock.com/Yiran An)

Domestic overnight travel also continued to perform well over the year ending December 2019, with 117.4 million visitors spending a record $80.7 billion (up 12 per cent). Total tourism spend also reached a record $152.4 billion.

New South Wales was the most popular for interstate domestic visits, while the Northern Territory was the least with 1.7 million visitors over the course of the year, adding up to $2.2 billion in expenditure.

Transport ($24.7 billion), food and drink ($22.4 billion) and accommodation ($20.3 billion) contributed most to Australia’s total domestic overnight spend over the year.

In addition, two-thirds of domestic overnight trips (79.1 million) were for intrastate travel, though interstate travel generated greater spend overall (56 per cent or $45.0 billion).

Interstate trips ($1,173) were found to cost more on average per person than intrastate trips ($452), primarily due to greater transport expenses and longer trip durations.

And in terms of lodgings, domestic visitor nights were most often spent at a friend’s or relative’s property (34 per cent); in hotels, motels and resorts (24 per cent); and caravanning and camping (14 per cent).

Data critical in outlining baseline for COVID-19 recovery: ATIC

According to the Australian Tourism Industry Council’s executive director, Simon Westaway, the release of this latest visitor snapshot will provide policymakers integral data to help them plan for the future after COVID-19.

“Australian tourism enterprises, wider players in our industry and governments continue to rely and engage around this detailed quarterly research which tracks both domestic and international tourism within Australia,” Westaway said.

“This data delivery sets continual benchmarks and now policymakers have the representative statistical baseline right before the dual impacts of bushfires and COVID-19, which transpired from the beginning of 2020, from which to help industry address future recovery.”

To check out the findings of Tourism Research Australia’s latest international visitor survey, click  here . And to read the latest domestic international visitor survey, click here .

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Australian National Accounts: Tourism Satellite Account

Estimates of tourism’s direct contribution to the economy including GDP, value added, employment and consumption by product and industry

  • Australian National Accounts: Tourism Satellite Account Reference Period 2021-22 financial year
  • Australian National Accounts: Tourism Satellite Account Reference Period 2020-21 financial year
  • Australian National Accounts: Tourism Satellite Account Reference Period 2019-20 financial year
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Key statistics

  • Tourism gross domestic product (GDP) rose 60.1% to $57.1b in chain volume terms in 2022-23 but remains below the 2018-19 peak of $63.4b.
  • Tourism's contribution to economy GDP rose to 2.5% in 2022-23 but remains below the 2018-19 level of 3.1%.
  • Domestic tourism consumption rose by $34.9b to $124.9b in 2022-23 while international tourism rose by $17.7b to $23.6b in chain volume terms.
  • Tourism filled jobs rose to 626,400 in 2022-23 but remains below the 2018-19 peak of 700,900 filled jobs.
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(a) As the reference period for chain volume measures is 2021-22, chain volume measures and current prices are identical in 2021-22.

Direct tourism

All references to "tourism" are referring to "direct tourism" unless otherwise specified. A direct tourism impact occurs where there is a direct (physical and economic) relationship between the visitor and producer of a good or service. For more information, refer to the Methodology section.

Gross Domestic product

  • In current price terms, tourism GDP rose 76.6% to $63.0b in 2022-23 to be above the 2018-19 level of $60.3b. Of this, tourism GVA was $57.2b and tourism net taxes on products $5.7b.
  • In chain volume terms, tourism GDP rose 60.1% in 2022-23 but stands at 90.1% of its 2018-19 level.

Consumption

  • In purchasers' price terms, domestic consumption increased 53.7% to $138.4b in 2022-23, the highest level in the time series.
  • In chain volume terms , domestic consumption increased 38.8% to $124.9b in 2022-23, the highest level in the time series. 
  • In purchasers' price terms, international consumption increased from $5.9b to $26.1b in 2022-23 but remains well below the 2018-19 level of $39.3b. 
  • In chain volume terms, international consumption increased from $5.9b to $23.6b in 2022-23 but remains well below the 2018-19 level of $42.5b. 

Industry gross value added, current prices

  • The accommodation industry's GVA increased to $7.7b in 2022-23 which is 25.5% higher than the 2018-19 level of $6.2b. 
  • The cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services industry's GVA increased to $7.0b which is 17.6% higher than the 2018-19 level of $5.9b.
  • The travel agency and information centre services industry's GVA increased to $6.1b which is 7.8% higher than the 2018-19 level of $5.7b.
  • The air, water and other transport industry's GVA increased to $7.1b but remains 9.2% below the 2018-19 level of $7.9b. 
  • The education and training industry's GVA increased from $1.2b to $3.2b but remains 47.9% below the 2018-19 level of $6.1b.

Tourism employment

  • Tourism accounted for 4.1% of the filled jobs in the whole economy in 2022-23 but this is still lower than the 5.1% of filled jobs in 2018-19.
  • The greatest increases in filled jobs in 2022-23 occurred in cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (up 58,100 jobs), retail trade (up 32,500 jobs), accommodation (up 22,900 jobs) and education and training (up 19,600 jobs).
  • Increases were recorded in both full-time filled jobs (up 46.0% to 317,600 jobs) and part-time filled jobs (up 37.2% to 308,800 jobs) in 2022-23.
  • In 2022-23, filled jobs worked by females increased more than those filled by males with increases of 42.9% to 345,500 jobs and 39.9% to 280,900 jobs respectively.

Key considerations in data interpretation

Tourism estimates.

The International Visitor Survey (IVS) data sourced from Tourism Research Australia (TRA) is one of the key inputs to this account. Due to the COIVD-19 pandemic, IVS interviews were paused from June quarter 2020 to June quarter 2022 and data were imputed. Full sampling interviewing returned from March quarter 2023. Following a review by the TRA of the imputation method and changes to ABS Overseas Arrivals and Departures data used for IVS benchmarking, data for 2021-22 has been revised.

For more information see  International Visitor Survey Methodology and Overseas Arrivals and Departures . 

Changes in this issue

New process to derive economic measures.

This publication includes a methodological update. This update was undertaken to modernise the processing system and enhance the methodology. Consequently, the estimates for the 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 periods, which were previously published, have been revised. For an overview of the updated methodology, please refer to the Methodology page.

Status in employment

The term ‘status in employment’ has been changed to full-time and part-time employment to be consistent with  Labour Force, Australia . 

Updated job distribution in transport

The jobs that were previously reported under rail transport are now included in the air, water, and other transport industry.

Analysis of results

The contribution of tourism to the Australian economy has been measured using the demand generated by visitors and the supply of tourism products by domestic producers.

The diagram below provides a graphical depiction of the flow of tourism consumption through the Australian economy in 2022-23. What the diagram highlights is that, unlike traditional ANZSIC industries in the Australian National Accounts, tourism is not measured by the output of a single industry, but rather from the demand side i.e. the activities of visitors. It is the products that visitors consume that define what the tourism economy produces. The diagram shows how the value of internal tourism consumption (as measured by the sum of international and domestic tourism consumption in purchaser's prices, i.e. the price the visitor pays) is disaggregated to either form part of tourism GVA/tourism GDP, is excluded as it forms part of the "second round" indirect effects of tourism, or is output that was not domestically produced.

Flow of tourism consumption through the Australian Economy (a)(b)(c)

Flow of tourism consumption through the Australian Economy (a)(b)(c)

A flow chart representing the flow of tourism consumption through the Australian economy, year ending June 2023. Note, totals may not add due to rounding; tourism consumption is measured in purchasers’ prices unless otherwise specified. Other monetary aggregates are measured in basic prices; all figures in this diagram are in current price terms unless otherwise specified. Domestic tourist consumption to the value of $138,423 million is comprised of business and government, to the value of $25,433 million, and household, to the value of $112,990 million. International tourism consumption, to the value of $26,105 million, combines with domestic tourist consumption to create internal tourism consumption, to the value of $164,528 million. Internal tourism consumption splits into three values; internal tourism consumption at basic prices, to the value of $138,492 million; cost to retailers of imported goods sold directly to visitors, to the value of $13,506 million, and net taxes on tourism products to the value of $12,530 million. Internal tourism consumption at basic prices is comprised of cost to retailers of domestic goods sold directly to visitors, including wholesale and transport margins supplied domestically, to the value of $24,667 million; and direct tourism output, to the value of $113,825 million. Direct tourism output flows into two values; intermediate inputs used by tourism industries, to the value of $56,595 million; and direct tourism value added, to the value of $57,230 million. Cost to retailers of domestic goods sold directly to visitors and intermediate inputs used by tourism industries connect to second round (indirect) effects to supplier industries. Net taxes on tourism products flows into two values; net taxes on tourism products (in the case of goods, this will only include the net taxes attributable to retail trade activities), to the value of $5,720 million; and net taxes on indirect tourism output to the value of $6,810 million. Direct tourism value added and net taxes on tourism products combine to create direct tourism GDP, to the value of $62,950 million. Direct tourism value added is used to estimate total tourism employed persons, to the value of 626,400 tourism filled jobs.

Revisions are a necessary and expected part of accounts compilation as data sources are updated and improved over time. This issue includes revisions to tourism aggregates from 2019-20 to 2021-22.  Revisions in the 2022-23 release include:

  • Revisions to both domestic and international tourism expenditure as a result of the TSA annual balancing and confrontation process. This is particularly the case for tourism products where the estimates have been modelled using a range of source data.
  • Replacing modelled 2021-22 net taxes, imports and margins data with the latest issue of Australian National Accounts: Supply Use Tables (available on a T-1 basis) for 2021-22. 
  • Revisions related to the new process to derive economic measures.
  • Revisions to international tourism consumption due to the incorporation of updated 2021-22 data from Tourism Research Australia and updated data from the Survey of International Trade in Services for 2020-21 and 2021-22. 

Please note, the revisions to the chain volume level estimates across the time series are an expected part of re-referencing the indexes to 100 in the reference year.

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GOLD –  Red Cat Adventures QLD SILVER –  SkyBus VIC BRONZE –  Pennicott Wilderness Journeys TAS

25. Tour and Transport Operators

GOLD –  Kimberley Quest WA SILVER –  Gordon River Cruises TAS BRONZE –  Tasman Venture QLD

02. Adventure Tourism

GOLD –  Roaring 40s Kayaking TAS SILVER –  Red Cat Adventures QLD BRONZE –  Adventure Bay Charters SA

04. Destination Marketing

GOLD –  Bendigo Tourism Tudors to Windsors Campaign VIC SILVER –  Orange360: Extend the weekend campaign NSW BRONZE –  Mona Foma – Air Mofo TAS

06. Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

GOLD –  Nitmiluk’s Cicada Lodge Restaurant NT SILVER –  The Tasting Room at Mayura Station SA BRONZE –  The River Deck NSW

08. Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

GOLD –  Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience QLD SILVER –  Bangor Vineyard Shed TAS BRONZE –  Bright Brewery VIC

10. Caravan and Holiday Parks

GOLD –  BIG4 Hahndorf Resort SA SILVER –  Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut QLD BRONZE –  NRMA Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park NSW

12. Hosted Accommodation

GOLD –  Ashdowns of Dover Bed and Breakfast TAS SILVER –  Heytesbury House VIC BRONZE –  Holberry House WA

14. Unique Accommodation

GOLD –  Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventure – The Horizontal Hotel WA SILVER –  Sierra Escape NSW BRONZE –  Jamala Wildlife Lodge ACT

16. Self Contained Accommodation

GOLD –  Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages WA SILVER –  Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate VIC BRONZE –  Avalon Coastal Retreat TAS

18. Standard Accommodation

GOLD –  IBIS Styles Hobart TAS SILVER –  Leumeah Lodge ACT BRONZE –  Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville QLD

20. Deluxe Accommodation

GOLD –  MACq 01 Hotel TAS SILVER –  Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains NSW BRONZE –  Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters NT

22. Luxury Accommodation

GOLD –  Cicada Lodge at Nitmiluk Gorge NT SILVER –  Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Margaret River Region WA BRONZE –  Alkina Lodge VIC

24. New Tourism Business

GOLD –  Habitat Noosa QLD SILVER –  Stillwater SEVEN – Stillwater Restaurant and Seven Room TAS BRONZE –  Seppeltsfield Road Distillers SA

26. Excellence in Food Tourism

GOLD –  Two Feet & a Heartbeat WA SILVER –  Sarina Sugar Shed QLD BRONZE –  Margan Wines & Restaurant NSW

I grew up in Australia and worked in tourism for years. First-time visitors always make these 5 mistakes.

  • I grew up in Australia and worked in tourism for many years.
  • I've seen many tourists make the same mistakes , like expecting warm weather year-round.
  • I've also noticed that many tourists don't sample the local cuisine.

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I'm a born-and-bred Aussie who's been fortunate enough to work in travel and tourism, promoting Australia to international visitors. For many years, I attended international conferences, gave presentations at colleges, and ran seminars about Australia.

Tourism is an important part of Australia's economy and is expected to generate $265.5 billion this year . But it's also an incredible way to introduce travelers to everything the country has to offer.

Unfortunately, though, while working in the industry, I've seen visitors believe the same misconceptions about Australia and make similar mistakes over and over again.

Here are the five most common mistakes I see when tourists visit the country for the first time.

Underestimating the size of Australia

Australia is the sixth-biggest country in the world and the only country that takes up a whole continent. Despite this, many travelers aim to cover all of it on a short vacation.

When tourists try to do too much in one trip, they end up spending more time at airports than enjoying the sites.

Focusing on Sydney and ignoring other parts of Australia

The first place most people think of when they hear Australia is Sydney. However, I believe Sydney lacks the depth and culture of other Australian cities .

For example, when traveling to Sydney, you'll likely meet many fellow tourists. For a true Australian experience, I recommend checking out other cities, like Melbourne. After all, there's a reason it was named one of the world's most liveable cities .

Although I'm biased, I believe my home city of Melbourne offers far more to tourists and is always the surprise hit of any visitor I speak with. Here, tourists can expect lots of festivals and events throughout the year, a vibrant café culture, a famed art scene, and friendly people.

I also recommend taking a trip to the Outback before leaving Australia. Despite covering 81% of the country , few people visit this vast unpopulated region brimming with diverse wildlife and natural wonders like the stunning pink lakes. The crystal-clear skies are also magical for stargazing at night.

Visiting Uluru is also a must, as it offers an interesting insight into our history and Indigenous culture.

Thinking Australia is hot all the time

Another thing most tourists don't realize is that Australia isn't always hot. The southern half of Australia experiences a chilly winter , and in some mountainous areas, it snows.

Many tourists arrive in the middle of winter unprepared and are forced to buy warmer clothes because summer in the northern hemisphere is winter down under .

The good news is that if you live in the northern hemisphere, you can take advantage of end-of-season winter sales in your home country before your Australian vacation.

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When the weather is warm, though, it's important to wear sunscreen . The sun in Australia is harsher than anywhere else I've been, and it's easy to get sunburned.

Even my Texan wife covers herself in lotion — and she's used to the sun and extreme heat.

Not experiencing the local cuisine

Australia has a diverse range of great food, and tourists are doing themselves a disservice by not sampling the local cuisine .

For a true Australian experience, I recommend trying a meat pie at a sporting event, a "parma" (aka chicken Parmesan) at a pub, and, of course, Vegemite on toast.

Being overly paranoid about deadly animals

When I worked in tourism, a lot of prospective travelers asked me how I survived all the deadly animals in Australia. Although it's true that Australia is known for having deadly snakes, sharks, and spiders , I've never seen one outside a zoo.

In fact, many animals are scared of humans and stay away from the big cities and places where humans are.

Of course, tourists should always exercise caution around wildlife. However, the chances of having an encounter with a deadly animal are quite slim.

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