The ABS short term arrivals and departures data released today shows arrivals up strongly (up 8% from a year ago in August, and the 12 month total up by 8.2%) on the back of a surge in Chinese arrivals.
China accounted for 13.2% of all arrivals in August (the second highest %age ever) and made up a new record of 11.8% of all arrivals over the course of the past 12 months. There were a total of 76,500 Chinese arrivals in the month an in the past 12 months we have welcomed almost 800,000 to our shores. Given the high percentage of the Chinese who are coming to Queensland (and in particular TNQ), this data should bode well for the region’s performance in the 3rd quarter.
Departures were up 4% from a year ago and up 5.8% for the past 12 months.