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International tourism expenditure up to $5.3 billion

The latest international tourism statistics to the year ending September 2017 show an impressive 2.5% increase in expenditure by international visitors to a staggering $5.3 billion reports Tourism and Events Queensland.

 

Total visitors saw an increase of 3% to a total of 2.6 million. Each of the 11 tourism regions in Queensland recorded growth in holiday visitation, while Brisbane hit record high numbers with a 4.6% increase to 1.237 million visitors.

  

Markets by expenditure

Market

Expenditure ($ million)

China

$1,078

New Zealand

$582

Japan

$423

UK

$422

USA

$360

Taiwan

$229

Korea

$201

Germany

$192

Hong Kong

$183

India

$145

Canada

$130

Singapore

$128

Scandinavia

$113

Malaysia

$108

France

$85

Rest of the world

$906

 

International visitation by region

 

Region

No. of visitors

Year on year increase/decrease

Brisbane

1,237,000

4.6% increase

Fraser Coast

151,000

10.7% increase

Gold Coast

1,056,000

4.2% increase

Mackay

50,000

3.5% increase

Outback

27,000

2.9% decrease

Southern Great Barrier Reef

157,000

18.3% increase

Southern QLD Country

294,000

8.5% increase

Tropical North QLD

890,000

1.5% increase

Townsville

138,000

10.5% increase

Whitsundays

247,000

8.2% increase

 

With regards to purpose of visit; holiday was the leading reason with 1,831,000 (up 2.9%), followed by visiting of family and relatives with 630,000 (up 7.7%), 177,000 for business (up 7.1%), and 115,000 for education (up 18.1%).

 

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