Despite lockdowns Regional QLD domestic tourism stays very strong

Monthly Snapshot data for July from Tourism Research Australia released today shows that, despite the start of lockdowns taking effect in NSW and Victoria, domestic tourism in regional Queensland remained very strong (as it has been since the latter part of last year). Clearly Queenslanders are still travelling, and spending, …read more

June National Visitor Survey shows just how well TNQ was doing before the lockdowns

Today sees the release by Tourism Research Australia of the June quarter National Visitor Survey data (see here). What it highlights is just how well the Tropical North QLD region was doing with domestic tourism before the effects of the NSW, Victoria and ACT lockdowns took their toll. For the …read more

Regional Domestic Tourism boom continued into June

Tourism Research Australia have released their monthly Snapshot domestic tourism data for June; and it confirms that the domestic regional tourism boom which started last year continued into the middle of this year. Clearly, the lock-downs in NSW, Victoria and ACT are likely to have changed that picture significantly from …read more

Cairns Airport passenger numbers collapse 60% in August as the lock-out bites

Data just released by Cairns Airport confirms what everyone in the tourism sector has known for a while; the lock-downs in NSW and Victoria have created an effective locked-out situation for Cairns. Passenger numbers through Cairns Airport fell 60% in August and are now down 10.2% from the same time …read more

Far North tourism on the brink

The recent and ongoing lockdowns in NSW, ACT and Melbourne are obviously having a significant effect on the tourism sector in the Far North. The data from Cairns Airport for July passenger numbers clearly shows the beginnings of that effect being felt with passenger numbers down 12.5% from June. Given …read more

Lock-downs hit Cairns Airport numbers

Cairns Airport have reported a 12.5% m/m drop in total passenger numbers in July as the impact of the Sydney and Melbourne lock-downs hit home. Over the course of the past 12 months total passenger numbers through the airport are down 29.3% from the same period a year ago. Nevertheless, …read more

Domestic Tourism in Regional Queensland for the year to May ’21 now higher than year to May ’20

As a demonstration of the strength of the domestic tourism boom underway in regional Australia, there is perhaps none better than today’s data from Tourism Research Australia (see here) for May which shows that, over the past 12 months, domestic tourism expenditure in Regional QLD is now 6.6% higher than …read more

Trend for arrivals into Cairns Airport remains strong

Data from Cairns Airport shows total passenger numbers dipped again slightly in June, although this is to be expected as May and June are seasonally weaker months for airport arrivals. The Conus derived Trend remains strong and is up 297% from a year earlier. While international passengers have essentially disappeared …read more

Domestic Tourism boom continues; we’re now above 2 years ago

The Monthly Snapshot domestic tourism data from TRA for April, released yesterday, shows how strongly this sector continues to perform. overnight Expenditures across Australia lifted to $8.16 bn and are now 6.5% higher than they were 2 years ago in April 2019 (even allowing for 3.8% growth in CPI over …read more

National Visitor Survey for March; the recovery underway

The National Visitor Survey for the March quarter adds some detail to our understanding of the domestic tourism scene which the monthly snapshot release has been unable to provide. It confirms that quarter-on-quarter domestic visitors are up 0.4% nationally with expenditures virtually unchanged. On a year/year basis visitor numbers are …read more

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