Beautiful Set of Numbers For Aussie Tourism

Chart - Australian Inbound December, 2015

Australian tourism continued its recent strong inbound performance through December with double digit increases from seven of the top 10 international markets, propelling an overall rise in numbers of 11.1%.

Chinese tourists led the charge with a 34.1% increase, while South Korea was also very buoyant at +24%.

Short-term Visitor Arrivals, Australia – December 2015

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original
Nov ’15 to Dec ’15
Dec ’14 to Dec ’15
Country of Residence(a)
‘000
‘000
‘000
Trend % change
Trend % change

New Zealand
109.8
109.9
124.2
0.0
4.2
UK, CIs & IOM (b)
58.1
59.5
112.4
0.7
6.0
China
100.3
103.3
93.2
2.6
34.1
United States of America
54.8
55.4
81.0
1.5
12.9
Singapore
35.3
34.9
56.7
0.9
15.2
Malaysia
29.4
30.2
42.8
-0.0
11.1
Japan
30.1
30.1
36.0
1.3
14.3
Korea, South
22.3
23.4
30.3
5.0
24.0
Hong Kong
19.8
20.0
27.4
0.5
17.2
India
19.6
20.0
26.1
0.5
6.1

(a) Top 10 source countries based on original estimates.
(b) United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
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