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Chinese, Indian tourist boost tourism spending in Australia to record-breaking $41.3 billion

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    Australia's tourism industry is booming with international visitors spending a record-breaking $41.3 billion in 2017.

    The largest tourist contributors are Chinese visitors, who accounted for a quarter of all tourism spending in the country to the tune of $10.4 billion.

    Data from Tourism Research Australia revealed that visitors to Australia increased by 6 percent to 8.1 million people who spent 265 million nights in local accommodation.

    Indian tourists recorded the strongest growth over 12 months, increasing by 16 percent to 283,000 visitors who injected a combined $1.4 billion into the local economy.

    Visitors from the US increased by 9 percent to 729,000 people, but the combined nights spent in Australia reduced 14 million, largely due to short-stay business travel.

    Other strong tourism markets included Indonesia and Canada, who both had an increase of 11 percent more people coming to Australia.

    International visitors to Australia on average chose to spend their nights in apartments, flats and units, comprising 39 percent of all visitor nights spent in the country.

    An increasing number of tourists are choosing to spend their time down under at the home of a friend or visitor, comprising 30 percent of all visitor nights spent in Australia.

    State-by-state, New South Wales continued to be the biggest drawcard for tourist dollars with visitors spending $10.4 billion.

    Victoria was the second-largest draw with tourists spending $7.7 billion, followed by Queensland who reaped $5.3 billion worth of holiday funds.

    The Northern Territory attracted the fewest tourist dollars of any state or territory, raking in $467 million from 293,400 visitors in 2017.

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    (A state-by-state breakdown of tourism spending. Image: Tourism Research Australia)

    Tourism spending state vs state:
    1. New South Wales ($10.4 billion from 4,158,300 visitors)
    2. Victoria ($7.7 billion from 2,891,400 visitors)
    3. Queensland ($5.3 billion from 2,684,500 visitors)
    4. Western Australia ($2.3 billion from 946,100 visitors)
    5. South Australia ($1.1 billion from 461,600 visitors)
    6. ACT ($558 million from 243,000 visitors)
    7. Tasmania ($497 million from 279,000 visitors)
    8. Northern Territory ($467 million from 293,400 visitors)

    https://finance.nine.com.au/2018/03/14/09/59/chinese-visitors-fuel-record-tourism-spending

    Awesome by Australia we are blessed here in Australia by beauty all around good infrastructure, strong laws to protect the environment and a high standard of living.