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International visitor numbers increase in WA

Results from the latest International Visitor Survey have been released by Tourism Research Australian and show for the year ending June 2015.

  • International visitor numbers increased 7% to a new high of 6.6 million visitors
  • International visitor spend grew by 10% to a record $33.4 billion—or $3.2 billion more than the previous year. This is the strongest year- ending June growth since 2001, the period of the Sydney Olympic Games.
  • Visitor nights increased 8% to 236 million.
  • Leisure travel drove growth, with holiday arrivals increasing 5% to 2.9 million, and those visiting friends and relatives (VFR) up 6% to 1.8 million.

Western Australia had a 4.4 per cent increase in international visitation in 2014-15, according to the latest international Visitor Survey (IVS). Malaysia, Singapore, India and China displayed the largest growth in international visitation to WA in 2014-15. More information is available from the Tourism WA corporate website. The full report can be accessed from Tourism Research Australia.


For the full summary for the international visitors in Australia report Click here.