National Visitor Survey confirms TNQ did ‘better’ than most regions in year to June

The release today by Tourism Research Australia’s National Visitor Survey for the year to June (see here for details) shows domestic visitor numbers fell by 18.8% for the year across the nation with expenditure down 16.2%, 

In Queensland the declines were similar, visitors fell 19.3% while expenditure was down 15.6%.

However, it would appear that the Far North has done relatively better. In the Tropical North Queensland region overnight domestic visitors fell 12.9% with expenditure down 11.4%. The average stay in the TNQ region increased to 5.3 nights (from 5.1 a year earlier) while average trip expenditure increased by 8.8% to $1,177.

Most other regions fared far worse; visitor numbers to Sydney were down 19.6%, Brisbane was down 17.4% while Melbourne fell 23.8%.

The TRA also released their preliminary estimates for international tourism for the year to June today. Not surprisingly these show a sharp decline across the nation with international visitor numbers down 28.0%; in Queensland the drop was a similar 28.3%. The full International Visitor Survey data is set to be released later this month at which point we should get some further detail around expenditure and regional results.

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