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The world's most visited cities in 2016

The world's most visited cities in 2016 | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

According to Mastercard's Global Destination Cities Index, Bangkok had 21.5 million visitors who stayed at least one night in 2016. By contrast, London had 19.9 million overnight visitors last year while Paris had 18 million. New York was further down the list with 12.8 million. Bangkok is joined by several other Asian and Middle Eastern cities in the popularity stakes. In terms of overall spending, Dubai takes at the number one position, attracting $31.3 billion in 2016, a huge distance ahead of London's $19.8 billion. Even though Bangkok attracted the most visitors of any city worldwide, it came fourth for overall spending with $14.8 billion. Find out more.

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Eve-Line Boulle's curator insight, February 17, 3:43 AM
"New York, London and Paris all attract hordes of visitors every year but they all trail Bangkok in popularity."
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Australian airports attract passengers

Australian airports attract passengers | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Australia's two biggest airports continue to benefit from a boom in travellers, with visitors from Asia, the UK and the USA arriving in droves. A record 39.7 million travellers passed through Sydney Airport's three terminals in 2015, up 3% on 38.5 million a year earlier. International passengers were up 4.3% at 13.7 million, while the domestic market rose 2.3% to 25.9 million, according to figures released by Sydney Airport. A handful of airlines started operating at Sydney airport in the year, including American Airlines and Hainan Airlines. Find out more.

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Overseas visitors to Australia top 7 million

Overseas visitors to Australia top 7 million | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Australian airports have never been so busy as record numbers of people arrive in and leave the country. Australian Bureau of Statistics' data estimates for March showed just over 700,000 people headed overseas for a holiday in the month while another 671,500 travellers arrived down under for a short-term visit, up 12% on the same time last year. The big growth in arrivals meant for the first time, seven million international travellers visited Australia in the year to March. Tourism Australia boss John O'Sullivan said the figure "was an impressive milestone' and represented year-on-year growth of 8%. It demonstrates the continuing strength of our tourism industry and the resonance of our international marketing through successful campaigns such as Restaurant Australia." Find out more.

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Bibi Moreno's curator insight, May 4, 2015 10:55 AM

Australia nowadays  becomes one of the most visited countries by the tourist for long or short term, I agree that New South Wales take the first place for visitors since I have visited before. As we all know Sydney, it is the icon of Australia where a lot of unique activities take place every year. This country is getting more and more popular for students, travellers, since it offers an extraordinary experience. The visitors contribute to the hospitality industry in a lot of ways, having in mind traveling in Australia it is no so cheap. That is why a lot people decided on taking the opportunity to obtain a permision to work here and apply for a working holiday visa or student visa, where they are allowed to work and travel as well. Based on my experience this country is very multicultural, safe and clean making it even more attractive to the world. 

Melbourne where I lived for the past years, have given me extraordinary experiences and at the same time achieve my goals.

This city is the gastronomic capital of Australia and has been recognised for its variety of restaurants and food festival throughout the year.I believe  that more people would be interested to visit this beautiful land and choose Australia as their next travel destination. 

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International Market Update - December 2016

International Market Update - December 2016 | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Tourism Australia's International Market Update provides analysis and insights to industry on the current state of international tourism for Australia. The latest report contains Australian Bureau of Statistics data and the latest International Visitor Survey data up to September 2016, in addition to various other secondary sources which are referenced throughout. According to the latest update, 15 of Australia's top 20 inbound markets are at record levels. Click here to download the profile.

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Which country dominates Australian visitors?

Which country dominates Australian visitors? | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Travellers from New Zealand have topped the latest tally of visitors to Australia. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that 33,900 more people visited Australia in July than in the same month last year and the biggest increase was from New Zealand. There were 112,300 arrivals from New Zealand in the month - a rise of 11,500 or 11.4% from July 2014 - accounting for 18.5% of the total number of overseas visitors. China, which has dominated trends in the past five years, was in second place with 81,600 visitors, a rise of 8,100 or 11%. Travellers from China, which has more than doubled its flow of visitors to Australia over the past five years, made up 13.4% of the 607,000 arrivals in July, up from just 8% five years ago. Find out more.

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