Tourism Research Australia has released the December 2016 results of the National Visitor Survey. Among the key findings:
- The number of Australians taking an overnight trip for a holiday increased 6 per cent to 37.1 million trips and day trips for holiday were up 11 per cent to 92.8 million.
- Domestic overnight trip spend increased 5 per cent on the previous year to a record high of $61 billion, an increase of $3.1 billion. Domestic overnight trips for holiday raked in a record $30.7 billion during the year.
- Total overnight spend in Australia reached the $100 billion mark for the first time in the year ending December 2016, with combined international spend of $39.1 billion and domestic overnight spend of $61 billion.
Click here to download the summary report.