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TRA NVS 2020 calendar year

National Visitor Survey Results December 2020, Tourism Research Australia, March 2021

National Visitor Survey Results December 2020 – click here to download.

Our National Visitor Survey results provide statistics on how Australian residents travel within Australia.

You can find national, state, and territory results for the:

  • number of trips taken
  • number of nights spent on a trip
  • amount spent on a trip

You can also:

  • read about the factors influencing travel within Australia
  • see the changes compared over various timeframes impacted by bushfires and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Key results

Domestic trips and spend

For the year ending December 2020:

  • Domestic overnight trips fell 38% to 72.5 million.
  • This resulted in spend falling 43% or $35.1 billion to $45.6 billion.

For the December quarter 2020:

  • Spend was down 31% to $14.2 billion and overnight trips were down 26% to 21.7 million. This was an improvement on the 53% fall in spend and 42% fall in overnight trips in the September quarter.
  • Intrastate continued to drive the recovery in domestic overnight travel. Intrastate spend was up 22% ($1.9 billion) and the number of nights stayed were up 5%.

Total tourism

For the 2020 calendar year, total domestic and international tourism losses were $78.3 billion. These losses comprised:

  • $35.1 billion for domestic overnight travel
  • $8.9 billion for domestic day trips
  • $34.3 billion for international travel.

Download the report

National Visitor Survey results December 2020 (PDF file icon PDF 265KB) | (Word file icon Word 441KB).

Explore overnight trips data

Interact with our data for domestic overnight trips for the year ending December 2020. You can view the data by:

  • state or territory
  • capital city or region
  • interstate and intrastate trips
  • accommodation type
  • reason for travel

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