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Youth travel comprises 23% of tourist arrivals

Youth travel comprises 23% of tourist arrivals | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

New research confirms that the tourism industry should be paying more attention to the millennial market. According to the WYSE Travel Confederation and World Tourism Organisation, youth and student travellers aged 15 to 29 represent 23% of international tourist arrivals. Youth and student travel is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic segments of global tourism with young travellers attracting attention from destinations looking to diversify their markets. According to WYSE Travel Confederation Director General, David Chapman, "Not only are young travellers on the verge of representing nearly one-quarter of international arrivals, they bring sustainable value to destinations." These travellers are pursuing knowledge and skill-building activities through travel, offering deeper value to both traveller and host destinations.

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Panos Fotiadis's curator insight, October 19, 2015 12:10 PM

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Number of Chinese visitors triples

Number of Chinese visitors triples | The Insight Files | Scoop.it
The number of Chinese tourists visiting Down Under has tripled during the past decade, despite the strong Australian dollar, new figures show.
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Overseas arrivals to Oz on the rise -

Overseas arrivals to Oz on the rise - | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

International visitors are still travelling to Australia, despite the strength of the dollar throughout the year and poor global economic conditions, according to a new study. The number of international visitors to Australia grew by 5.1 percent in 2012-13, while visitor spending rose 5.8 percent, according to Tourism Australia’s International Visitor Survey.

 

The Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) believe these positive statistics implicate tourism as a powerful economic development strategy for Australia, moving beyond the mining boom.

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