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Value of Tourism

Released: Quarterly - Year end June 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 $6.7 billion, up 8 per cent for the year.
  • This has been led by international expenditure growth, up 8 per cent and day trip expenditures, up 17 per cent.
  • Nationally expenditure grew 7 per cent for the year end June 2018.
Domestic:
  • South Australia attracted 6.5 million domestic overnight trips, up 5 per cent, and behind the national growth rate of 7 per cent.
  • There were 23.9 million domestic nights in South Australia, a rise of 11 per cent on the previous year and above the national growth rate of 7 per cent.
  • There were 13.5 million day trips to and within South Australia, up 2 per cent and behind the national growth rate of 7 per cent.
  • Total domestic expenditure in South Australia rose to $5.6 billion, up 8 per cent and in line with the national growth rate of 8 per cent.
  • Day trips expenditure rose 17 per cent, above the national growth rate of 9 per cent.
International:
  • The highlight has been the rise in expenditure of 8 per cent to $1.15 billion, above the national growth rate of 5 per cent.
  • Visits to South Australia grew 7 per cent, above the national growth rate of 6 per cent to 464,000.
  • Chinese expenditure grew to a record high $416 million, up 18 per cent for the year.
$6.7B
Results from IVS and NVS

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