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Value of Tourism

Released: Quarterly - Year end September 2018
This fact sheet includes top level information which provides a snapshot of South Australia's position in the market.

Top points from the report:
  • Total expenditure has grown to a record high $6.9 billion, up 10 per cent for the year.
  • This has been led by interstate expenditure growth, up 10 per cent and day trip expenditures, up 18 per cent.
  • Nationally expenditure grew 9 per cent for the year end September 2018.
Domestic:
  • South Australia attracted 6.6 million domestic overnight trips, up 7 per cent, and in line the national growth rate of 7 per cent.
  • There were 23.3 million domestic nights in South Australia, a rise of 6 per cent on the previous year and in line with the national growth rate of 6 per cent.
  • There were 13.8 million day trips to and within South Australia, up 1 per cent and behind the national growth rate of 7 per cent.
  • Total domestic expenditure in South Australia rose to $5.8 billion, up 11 per cent and above the national growth rate of 10 per cent.
  • Day trips expenditure rose 18 per cent, above the national growth rate of 8 per cent. 
International:
  • The highlight has been the rise in expenditure of 4 per cent to $1.15 billion, in line with the national growth rate of 5 per cent. 
  • Visits to South Australia grew 4 per cent to 461,000
  • Chinese expenditure grew to a record high $426 million, up 15 per cent for the year.
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Results from IVS and NVS

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