Domestic Tourism; expenditure to Feb fell 13% across Australia

Monthly snapshot data from Tourism Research Australia (see here) shows that domestic tourism expenditures fell 13.1% in the year to Feb across Australia. However, with the notable exception of regional QLD which saw a 6.2% reduction after some very strong data in previous months, regional areas in all States saw …read more

Pre-Easter data from Cairns Airport shows the improvement is ongoing

Data overnight from Cairns Airport shows total passenger numbers in March rebounded sharply after the weakness of the February data (as expected). The start of the Government’s discounted half-price tickets, and the Easter holidays, should see a sharp improvement again in the April data. While the 3-month average fell slightly …read more

Domestic tourism in Regional Queensland leads the way

Tourism Research Australia today released their snapshot domestic tourism data for January, and it showed regional Queensland (indeed regional areas of all States) continuing to demonstrate what can only be described as a resurgent boom. For the year to January domestic tourism expenditure across Australia fell 16.4%; NSW was -13.0%, …read more

Cairns Google Mobility data suggests a strong start to Easter

The Google Mobility data allows us to see how various regions have been performing based on how much people have been moving around (with their mobile phones). The latest data up to 2nd April shows that Cairns has been doing particularly well and the 2-and-a-half day Brisbane lock-down appears to …read more

December National Visitor Survey confirms large fall in domestic tourism for 2020. TNQ loses $1.2 bn in expenditures

It will come as no surprise, but domestic tourism fell sharply during 2020! The Tourism Research Australia National Visitor Survey for the December quarter (released this morning) shows total (overnight and day trip) visitor numbers fell 38% for the year while expenditure was down 41%. Queensland fared slightly better with …read more

Regional domestic tourism in QLD powers ahead…as does disappointment with tourism support in the North

We’re still waiting for the December quarter National Visitor Survey from Tourism Research Australia, which we allow us to see how domestic tourism has been doing region by region. But in the meantime TRA have just released their NVS Monthly Snapshot for December, and what is shows is domestic tourism …read more

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

Building Approvals in the North surge

Following last week’s data November release which showed year-on-year residential building approvals up 15% nationally and 32% in Queensland today we got the regional data release from the ABS which allows us to update our regional Conus Trend series. This showed that, although Greater Brisbane is doing better than the …read more

Cairns Airport passengers improve again; although for the year they’re still down 64%

December passengers (205,096) through Cairns Airport broke the 200,000 level for the first time since March. However, although the recovery continues to slowly build, this still represents a decline for the full calendar year of 64% from 2019. In 2020 just under 1.8 million passengers used Cairns Airport compared to …read more

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