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International tourism results, Tourism Research Australia, October 2023

 

The International Visitor Survey tourism results provide annual and quarterly statistics on how international visitors travel in Australia.

Year ending June 2023

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
  • amount spent in Australia
  • total amount spent on a trip.

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

  • The year ending June 2023 results are drawn from a combination of sample and imputed data. You can find more information about this on the International Visitor Survey methodology page.
  • Unless stated otherwise, the summary results are compared to the following:
    • the June 2023 quarter to the June quarter 2019
    • the year ending June 2023 to the year ending June 2019.
  • Spend is reported as spend in Australia. Spend in Australia is different to total spend. Total spend includes purchases made overseas such as:
    • international connections and stopovers (including airfares)
    • other pre-travel or post-travel spend in the source market or elsewhere outside Australia on expenses such as luggage, visas, duty-free retail and ground transport.

 

International trips and spend key results

The number of international visitors to Australia continues to increase as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the year ending June 2023, there were 5.4 million trips to Australia.

The top reasons for travel to Australia in the year ending June 2023 were:

  • Visiting friends and relatives with 2.2 million trips.
    • 86% of June 2019 levels.
    • Spend in Australia was $4.2 billion, 99% of June 2019 levels.
  • Holiday travel with 1.9 million trips.
    • 47% of June 2019 levels.
    • Spend in Australia was $5.9 billion, 57% of June 2019 levels.
  • Business travel with 621,000 trips.
    • 62% of June 2019 levels.
    • Spend in Australia was $1.7 billion, 78% of June 2019 levels.
  • Education with 346,000 trips.
    • This was 59% of June 2019 levels.
    • Spend in Australia was $8.2 billion, 70% of June 2019 levels.

 

The proportion of trips to Australia for holiday purposes continued to increase from 32% in the year ending March 2023 to 35% in the year ending June 2023. This is the highest proportion since falling to 3% in the year ending March 2021 as a result of international border closures.


 

See also: Year ending June 2023