International visitors to Australia spent a record $41.3 billion in the year to December 2017, up 6%.
The survey samples 40,000 departing, short-term international travellers over the age of 15 years who have visited Australia. The survey is conducted by Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) in the departure lounges of eight major international airports: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin and Gold Coast.
Participants are asked around 100 questions about their visit, including nights spent in Australia, travel arrangements, reasons for visit, places visited, activities undertaken, information sources and expenditure made during trip.
TRA wishes to advise that due to unforeseen circumstances, the March Quarter 2018 International Visitor Survey (IVS) results will not be released on 6 June 2018. TRA are investigating concerns with the passenger data used for benchmarking of the survey results. TRA will advise of the new release date once the investigation is complete.