Leading Museums, Museum Leaders

TRA Interntl & Ntl Visitor Survey results

International Visitor Survey results December 2022, Tourism Research Australia, May 2023

Year ending December 2022

The International Visitor Survey (IVS) results provide statistics on how international visitors travel in Australia. You can find national, state and territory results for the:

  • number of trips taken
  • nights spent on a trip
  • total amount spent on a trip
  • amount spent in Australia.

You can also:

  • read about the factors influencing international travel to Australia
  • see the changes compared over different time frames impacted by COVID-19
  • read about the return of international visitors to Australia.

Notes on the data

  • We based the results on a combination of sample and imputed data. You can find more information about this on the International Visitor Survey methodology page.
  • We compared the summary results to the year ending December 2019 (pre-COVID period).
  • Spend in Australia is different to total spend. Total spend includes purchases made overseas such as international airfares and package tours.

International trips and spend key results

International visitation to Australia continues to recover, with 3.4 million trips to Australia in the year ending December 2022.

The top 3 main reasons for travel to Australia in the year ending December 2022 were:

Visiting friends and relatives with 1.6 million trips.

  • This is 62% of pre-COVID levels.
  • Total spend was $6.2 billion, 82% of pre-COVID levels.

Holiday travel with 941,000 trips.

  • This was 23% of pre-COVID levels.
  • Total spend was $4.6 billion, 27% of pre-COVID levels.

Business travel with 409,000 trips.

  • This was 40% of pre-COVID levels.
  • Total spend was $2.3 billion, 56% of pre-COVID levels.

See also: National Visitor Survey results December 2022

Council of Australasian Museum Directors c/o Lynley Crosswell, Museums Victoria, GPO Box 666, Melbourne VIC 3001, © CAMD 2023
Disclaimer: The content of this website is provided for information purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional advice. No claim is made as to the accuracy or authenticity of the content of the website. The Council of Australasian Museum Directors does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice) which is provided on this website. The information on our website is provided on the basis that all persons accessing the site undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. No responsibility is taken for any information or services which may appear on any linked web sites. Hostgator.