Number of Chinese Visitors In Australia Skyrocketed

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June 13, 2012 – Chinese visitors on Australia visa numbers have reported a climb in the first quarter of 2012.

According to Australia’s peak tourism export body, Tourism Research Australia’s latest International Visitors Survey, statistical data revealed that there were 530,293 Chinese visitors who have travelled to Australia on visitor visa to Australia in the year ending March 2012. This is an increase of 15 per cent on the previous year.

These increased numbers confirmed China as Australia’s major tourism growth market, where Chinese visitors were reported to have spent about $2.8 billion, which is six per cent more than in the year ending March 2011.

The survey data also revealed that these Chinese visitors have stayed a combined 25.7 million nights, contributing to a one per cent rise in Australia’s overall visitor numbers.

There were also a total of 5,439,567 international tourists who have visited Australia during the year ending March 2012, which were reported to have spent a total of $18.2 billion or four per cent more than in the previous year.

Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson AM MP, said the recently revealed survey results were positive, saying that the slight increase in the number of overall visitors to Australia is a solid result given that there is economic uncertainty in much of the world and the effects of the strong Australian dollar.

Minister Ferguson said, “The survey confirms findings from previous International Visitor Surveys that growth in Asia is offsetting a decline in visitor numbers from Europe and North America.”

Minister Ferguson also said that Tourism Australia’s $61 million Asia Marketing Fund will be able to provide help to further increase Asian demand for Australian tourism during the next few years.

“Coupled with the inevitable long-term economic rebound in other markets, the growth on Australia’s doorstep will create a brighter future for our tourism industry.”

The survey also revealed that there is a strong visitor growth from Taiwan and Indonesia for the year ending March 2012, with arrivals showing a rise of 9 and 13 per cent, respectively.

There was also a rise recorded by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) of about 43 per cent in working holiday visa Australia granted to Taiwanese travelers in the second half of last year, which enables these holders of holiday work visa in Australia to be able to have the option to work in Australia while holidaying; thus, supplementing their holiday funds.

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