The latest national and international visitor statistics from Tourism Research Australia illustrate the varied performance of Victoria’s tourism industry. The National Visitor Survey (NVS) showed domestic visitor numbers in Victoria remained steady over the year to June 2013 at 17.9 million. Pleasingly, the estimated number of international overnight visitors grew 5.8 per cent to 1.88 million.
Domestic visitor nights increased by an estimated 6.4 per cent year-on-year to 57.6 million. Regional areas are still lagging behind Melbourne, with visitor numbers in regional Victoria falling 1.9 per cent in the year, compared with an estimated 2.9 per cent increase in Melbourne.
Visitor nights in Melbourne increased strongly, up 16.4 per cent, while in regional Victoria the growth was more subdued, with a rise of 0.9 per cent.
For more information on the NVS results, click here.