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International Tourism Snapshot - December 2016

International Tourism Snapshot - December 2016 | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Tourism Australia has published an updated international tourism snapshot for year ending December 2016. International arrivals and spending are both at record levels, with Australia welcoming 8.3 million international visitors as at year ending December 2016. These visitors injected $39.1 billion into the Australian economy. Total international aviation capacity to Australia grew by 10 per cent. Click here to download the snapshot.

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Planets align to deliver Australia a record year for overseas visitors

Planets align to deliver Australia a record year for overseas visitors | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Australia has never been more desirable to international visitors than it was in 2016. ABS data released this week show 7.3 million short-term visitors arrived to Australia in 2016, excluding December. The figure almost surpassing the 2015's full-year tally with one month to spare. December typically attracts more than 800,000 visitors. TRA is predicting growth of 8% for 2016-17 compared to 2015-16, and expects a new record for visitors to be set. Dr. Decosta from the ANU said years of work positioning the country as a travel destination for overseas visitors is coming to fruition, with a rise of tourism from China and India. Compared to a year ago, the number of monthly trips from China has grown by almost 10,000 and monthly trips from India are up almost 10%. Find out more.

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Lonely Planet's best cities in the world for quality of life

Lonely Planet's best cities in the world for quality of life | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

London has topped the poll of 30 global cities in a PwC study of the best cities in the world for quality of life based on 40 different metrics. The study examined what 5,200 people from 16 countries thought about 30 global cities. The factors examined included well-developed infrastructure, innovation, leadership, influence in terms of economics/politics/culture, happiness, affordability, traffic congestion, strong public transport, entertainment and cultural attractions, income equality, safety, access to public education and public health, and great food. The top ten cities for quality of life were:

 

  1. London
  2. Paris
  3. New York
  4. Amsterdam
  5. Sydney
  6. Berlin
  7. Tokyo
  8. Toronto
  9. Stockholm
  10. Los Angeles
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International visitors spend an average of $5000 when holidaying Down Under

International visitors spend an average of $5000 when holidaying Down Under | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Every international visitor who steps foot in Australia is worth 5000 to the country's economy, and the figure is growing. Tourism Australia has come up with the price tag after the industry rang up an additional $1.4 billion in sales in the first three months of the year. Figures from TRA's International Visitor Survey show in the year to March, total spending soared 17% to a record $38 billion. South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales were the biggest beneficiaries of the spending splurge as visitors splashed out on winery tours, trips to historic sites and monuments and beach outings. International spending is now growing at more than twice the rate of visitor arrivals. Find out more.

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Chicago Tourism CEO on the next generation of tourists

Chicago Tourism CEO on the next generation of tourists | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Chicago is ready to take its place among New York and Los Angeles as one of the cities lusted after by foreign tourists. Although its visitor arrivals have grown faster than expected, the city's leadership has its eyes on even greater success. Marketing Chicago, and raising awareness of its attractions from restaurants to plays, is at the centre of its growth strategy. Skift recently spoke with the CEO of Choose Chicago about his marketing strategy in China, the city's new branding campaign, and how it validates its budget growth. Click here to read the full interview.

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International tourist arrivals will top 1.7 billion per year by 2025

International tourist arrivals will top 1.7 billion per year by 2025 | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

The World Travel and Tourism Council projects the world will welcome 1.8 billion international visitor arrivals per year by 2025, a 58% increase from the 1.1 billion international arrivals who crossed borders in 2014. These international tourists will contribute to a travel industry experiencing faster growth than the wider global economy but the money tourists spend in their own countries continues to dwarf that of international tourists travelling abroad. The organisation forecasts domestic travel spending growing slightly faster than foreign visitor spending in 2015, 3.7% vs. 2.8% and accounting for $3.7 trillion and $1.4 trillion, respectively, of the world's GDP. The global dollar amount for annual domestic tourist spending will be more than double what foreign visitor spending claims by 2025 even with the number of international travellers soaring. Click here to download the report.

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International tourism growth beats early estimates

International tourism growth beats early estimates | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

International tourism is on track to hit a new record with more than 1.1 billion international tourists crossing borders. The number of international tourists grew 5% through the first 10 months of 2014, exceeding the UNWTO's expectation of 4.5% growth. A total of 978 million international tourists crossed borders last year, 45 million more than in the same period of 2013. These are remarkable results considering that different parts of the world continue to face significant geopolitical and health challenges, while the global economic recovery remains rather fragile and uneven. Click here to view tourism growth by region.

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Chinese tourists drive tourism record, more than two arrivals per minute

Chinese tourists drive tourism record, more than two arrivals per minute | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Four decades ago, 10 visitors from China arrived in Australia each week. During 2016, the same number arrived every five minutes. More than one million Chinese visitors to Australia have delivered the local tourism industry a record year in 2016. In total, 8.3 million visitors came to Australia for a short-term stay during the year, up by almost one million on 2015. The government has been developing better aviation ties with China and has been promoting 2017 as the "Australia-China year of tourism." It has allocated $629 million over four years to Tourism Australia, much of which will be spent on offshore marketing, and is currently trialling 10-year multiple entry visas. "It's easy to get here, there's now a 10 year visa in place for the Chinese market, we've moved to open skies and there's been a 40 per cent growth in airline capacity to Australia from mainland China," Tourism Australia's Managing Director said. Find out more.

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International Tourism Snapshot: September 2016

International Tourism Snapshot: September 2016 | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Tourism Australia has collated its International Tourism Snapshot, for the year ending September 2016. International arrivals and spending are both at record levels. Australia welcomed 8.1 million international visitors as at year ending September 2016. These visitors injected $38.8 billion into the Australian economy. Total international aviation capacity to Australia grew by 9%. Click here to download the snapshot.

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Easygoing Australia is the place to be

Easygoing Australia is the place to be | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Australia has scored top marks in a new international survey, reinforcing its reputation as one of the best countries in the world. The report card from new US research - developed with the Harvard Business School - compared Australia to 132 other nations, describing the country as a tolerant society with access to great education and exceptional personal freedom. Belgian national Marie Pauline-Desset said she felt lucky to call Australia home: "You have a good economy, good jobs, the pay is good and the people are so easy going. There are awesome surroundings like national parks and empty beaches, it allows so much outdoors, on your own away from the crowds." Find out more.

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2015 International Tourism Snapshot

2015 International Tourism Snapshot | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

International arrivals and spending are both at record levels. Australia welcomed 7.4 million international visitors in 2015. These visitors injected over $36 billion into the Australian economy. Total international aviation capacity to Australia grew marginally by 1%. Download Tourism Australia's 2015 International Tourism Snapshot.

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Snapshot of international tourism to Australia

View the infographic above for a summary of international arrivals and spend to Australia for the calendar year 2014. Find out more.

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UNWTO Visa Openness Report

In 2014, destinations around the world still require an average two-thirds of the world's population to obtain a visa prior to departure. Some 19% of the world's population is able to enter a destination without a visa, while another 16% can receive a visa on arrival. Globally, there is significant variety in visa policies, from countries allowing almost any citizen to enter freely to countries requesting visas indiscriminately. Overall, emerging economies tend to be more open than advanced ones. Positively, notable progress has been made in the area of visa facilitation in recent years. While at the beginning of 2008, destinations required an average of 77% of the world's population to apply for a traditional visa prior to departure, this percentage decreased to 62% in 2014. In total improvements of visa requirements were made in 6,747 destination-source market country pairs between 2010 and 2014.

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