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

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

Google Community Mobility data shows the country recovering as Victoria emerges from its lockdown

With restrictions slowly being relaxed in Victoria the latest Google Community Mobility data (to Oct 16th) shows that economic life across the nation continues to, slowly, improve. Using our Economic Activity Index (the 7-day moving average of the Google Community Indexes without the Parks and Residential measures) we see activity …read more

Cairns airport slowly improving

While international travellers through Cairns airport remain virtually non-existent (241 in Sept) domestic passengers continue to improve, albeit slowly. Passengers, including those transiting through Cairns, were down 69% from a year earlier; in August the decline was 77%. There’s a long way to go!

Google Mobility data shows QLD’s regions leading the State’s performance

After a spell of limited data coming from the Google Community Mobility data (due to them revising a few of the indexes) we now have data up to the end of Sept (data available here). The combined indexes show a generally stabilising trend over recent weeks. Victoria has partially recovered …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

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