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Australia nets US$8.2 billion from Chinese tourism | Article

The number of international visitors to Australia hit 8.5 million in the 12 months to March 2019, with China being the biggest source of visitors, data released Wednesday revealed. According to a report in China Daily, Tourism Research Australia released its latest International Visitor Survey, revealing that the total number …

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Australia targets new and emerging tourism markets

Record numbers of tourists from South and South East Asia are spearheading strong growth in new and emerging markets, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today. Federal Minster for Tourism Simon Birmingham said Australia’s tourism industry continued to show solid growth with more than 8.5 million international travellers …

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The Victorian holiday hotspot recording massive growth for overseas visitors

International visitors are heading to Victoria’s country and regional areas in record numbers. The rise in overnight international visitors is nearly four times more than the national average — 12 per cent compared to 3.3 per cent in other states. Visitor numbers to Phillip Island (The Nobbies on the island …

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Chinese tourist slowdown crimps SeaLink

It took the unusual step of announcing to the ASX that it expected underlying net profit after tax for 2018-19 to be in the range of $22 million to $24 million. Mr Ellison said a slowdown in the number of Chinese tourists had been experienced by a number of different …

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QLD tourism: States aims to become events, festival capital of Australia

No Cookies To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser. To enable cookies, follow the instructions for your browser below. Facebook App: Open links in External Browser There is a specific issue with the Facebook in-app browser intermittently making requests to websites without cookies that had previously …

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Fertility tourism: Australians travelling to US to have ‘designer babies’

Australian intended parents are spending A$20,000 to select the sex and eye colour of yet-to-be-born babies via with IVF at American fertility clinics. Blue is the favourite eye colour. Compared to headline features like high IQ, Olympic athletic ability or freedom from Alzheimer’s, these are modest product specs. But when …

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The Victorian holiday hotspot setting Australian records for overseas visitors

International visitors are heading to Victoria’s country and regional areas in record numbers. The rise in overnight international visitors is nearly four times more than the national average — 12 per cent compared to 3.3 per cent in other states. Visitor numbers to Phillip Island are up a whopping 39 …

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NSW budget a mixed bag for tourism

The tourism sector has welcomed the NSW state budget saying it will provide cash for education but at the cost of cuts made in other areas. The budget’s $71 million package aimed at providing more fee-free TAFE and VET courses was welcomed by Tourism Accommodation Australia NSW chief executive Michael …

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Indian visitor numbers surge amid Chinese slowdown

However, Indians’ travel pattern is different to many other nationalities. Fifty-three per cent travel to Australia to visit friends and family, compared with 30 per cent for all international visitors. And Indians stayed here for 61 nights, almost double the overall average, although 57 per cent of those nights were …

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Australian Tourism Minister: US market offers significant potential – CAPA

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