International visitor spending outpaces arrivals in 2018
3 April 2019
Spending by international visitors to Australia in 2018 grew by 7 percent to $43.9 billion, outpacing the 5 per cent growth in arrivals at 9.2 million for the year. India was Australia's fastest growing visitor market for spend last year at $1.7 billion, up 21 per cent, while China retains the top spot as Australia’s highest value visitor market at $11.7 billion, up 13 per cent from the year before. Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, said Asia presents an enormous tourism opportunity for Australia. Tourism Australia has published an international tourism infographic showing international arrivals, spend and aviation data for the year. An interactive report that shows visitors’ country of origin, places visited in Australia and trend charts on arrivals and spend is available on Tourism Australia’s corporate website.