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Value of Tourism

Released: Quarterly - Year end March 2019

 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 $7.2 billion, up 8 per cent for the year.
  • This has been led by interstate expenditure growth, up 23 per cent and Intrastate expenditures, up 12 per cent.
  • South Australia attracted a record higher 7.0 million domestic overnight trips, up 7 per cent.
  • There were a record 24.9 million domestic nights in South Australia, a rise of 5 per cent.
  • There were a record 14.3 million day trips to and within South Australia, up 4 per cent.
  • Total domestic expenditure in South Australia rose to a record high $6.2 billion, up 12 per cent.
  • China is now number one for visits, nights and expenditure, overtaking the UK as South Australia's top international market.
  • Chinese visitation reached a record high 66,000, up 14 per cent for the year end March 2019. 
  • Hong Kong has shown excellent results with visits, up 47 per cent, nights up 9 per cent and expenditure up 8 per cent. 
  • Visits from Hong Kong for the year end March 2019 sit at a record high 19,000.
Notes: For details of the NVS methodology changes in this release please refer to
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