Regional QLD continues to lead the recovery in Domestic Tourism

The monthly National Visitor Survey snapshot data for October from Tourism Research Australia shows overnight domestic tourism expenditure was up 25% since March, although it remains down 39% from a year earlier. Queensland has seen the best state performance since March with expenditures up 99%, although they remain down 35% …read more

National Visitor Survey is disappointing for TNQ

The September quarter National Visitor Survey from Tourism Research Australia was released today. It showed domestic overnight visitors across Australia fell by 30.6% for the year and expenditure was down 34.4%. Day visits fell 24.2% with expenditure down 24.6%. This equates to a decline of 32.0% in total domestic tourism …read more

August TRA update shows how well QLD has been doing

Tourism Research Australia have been providing monthly snapshot updates on domestic travel and today we saw the August numbers. What we see is that since March 2020 domestic overnight expenditure has fallen across the nation by 23%, in Queensland expenditure is up 59% and regional Queensland is up an astonishing …read more

Domestic tourism; the Far North’s saviour for now

As we noted a few weeks ago when the National Visitor Survey results for the June quarter came out (see here for details), the Far North had done somewhat better (although with an almost 13% drop in visitor numbers ‘better’ is relative) than the nation as a whole. Today we …read more

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%. …read more

March tourism data shows the scale of the COVID-19 impact in the Far North

Tourism Research Australia have released their International and National Visitor Surveys for the year to March 2020 today (see here). This is the first of the quarterly data that will start to exhibit some of the COVID-19 related impacts. The pandemic began to affect travel from China early in 2020, …read more

International & National Visitor Surveys provide no joy for TNQ

Tourism Research Australia have released their International and National Visitor Surveys for the year to Dec 2019 today (see here). This will be the last tourism data set we see before the impacts of COVID-19 and the travel bans start to show up in the March quarter. Australia saw international …read more

How bad will the Chinese travel ban be for Cairns and TNQ?

As the government stops all Chinese visitors from entering the country in response to the coronavirus outbreak, economists are scrambling to try and work out the likely impact on the Australian economy from the hit to tourism and student expenditure. It’s clearly something of a guessing game but, as reported …read more

TNQ’s falling market share getting some much needed attention

As regular readers will be aware, we have been highlighting TNQ’s declining share of the tourism market for many years so it’s encouraging to see the issue (finally) being addressed head-on by the region’s main tourism marketing arm, TTNQ. Over the past seven years TNQ’s share of Australia’s total tourism …read more

Domestic tourism provides solid boost to the Far North

The release this morning by Tourism Research Australia of the National and International Visitor Surveys for the Sept 2019 quarter (available here) will have provided some light relief for the tourism industry in our region; although the good news was restricted to the domestic sector. Across Australia total domestic visitor …read more

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