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Value of Tourism

Released: Quarterly - Year end December 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 $6.8 billion, up 3 per cent for the year.
  • This has been led by interstate expenditure growth, up 12 per cent and Intrastate expenditures, up 2 per cent.
  • Nationally expenditure grew 11 per cent for the year end December 2018.
Domestic:
  • South Australia attracted 6.6 million domestic overnight trips, up 5 per cent.
  • There were 24.1 million domestic nights in South Australia, a rise of 4 per cent on the previous year.
  • There were 13.5 million day trips to and within South Australia, down 3 per cent.
  • Total domestic expenditure in South Australia rose 4 per cent to $5.7 billion 
International:
  • Chinese expenditure grew to a record high $436 million, up 13 per cent for the year.
  • Visits from Germany grew from 27,000 to 28,000 for the year end December 2018, an increase of 3 per cent.
  • German nights rose 35 per cent to 553,000 and expenditure rose 12 per cent to $37 million.
  • New Zealand has shown good growth with visits up 4 per cent to 41 000, and expenditure up 13 per cent to $53 million.

Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills
Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills

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