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Value of Tourism

Released: Quarterly

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 $6.6 billion up 4 per cent for the year.
  • The highlight has been the rise in expenditure of 18 per cent to a record $1.1 billion, above the national growth rate of 8 per cent.
  • Visits to South Australia have grown by 7 per cent, above the national growth rate of 6 per cent to a record high of 462,000
  • Nights in South Australia have reached 10.8 million, up 9 per cent for the year and above the national growth rate of 5 per cent
  • South Australia attracted a record high 6.3 million domestic overnight trips, up 2 per cent.
  • There was a record high 23.1 million domestic nights in South Australia, a rise of 3 per cent on the previous year.
  • The highlight for the December 2017 year end has been the rise in Day Trips, up 5 per cent to 13.9 million, the highest result on record and above the national growth of 1 per cent.
  • Total domestic expenditure in South Australia was up 2 per cent over the period to $5.5 billion.
  • Day Trip expenditure showed exceptional growth, up 15 per cent to a record $1.6 billion.
South Australia's visitor economy worth $6.6B
Results from IVS and NVS

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