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Survey results reinforce mixed picture of Victorian tourism

18 /12/ 2013 Comments are Closed

September quarter results of the National and International Visitor Surveys showed mixed results for
Victoria. While the number of overnight domestic visitors travelling to Victoria has increased 1.3 per cent year-on-year, they are spending 1.7 per cent less. The international survey results paint a rosier picture, with both arrival numbers and expenditure increasing in the year to September.

International visitors spent an estimated $4.7 billion in Victoria during the year, around eight per cent more than in the previous 12 months. Chinese visitation and expenditure increased strongly – with both measures rising 15 per cent – although growth in this market for Victoria was not as strong as in Queensland and New South Wales.

Concerningly, international expenditure in regional Victoria fell by 22 per cent in the year ending September 2013. This compounds dips in regional visitation and expenditure by domestic tourists. For more on the International Visitor Survey, click here.

The National Visitor Survey (NVS) showed expenditure by domestic visitors declined in both Melbourne (down 0.8 per cent) and regional Victoria (down 2.8 per cent). Day tripper numbers declined for the first time in seven years, falling 5.8 per cent in Victoria. This is weaker than the national average decline of 4.9 per cent. For more on the NVS, see Tourism Victoria’s website here.

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Events

august

22aug(aug 22)9:00 am24(aug 24)1:30 pmFeatured2018 Victorian Visitor Information Services (VIS) Summit9:00 am - 1:30 pm (24) Capital Theatre

22aug5:30 pm8:00 pmVictorian Chamber Presents: Fast Forward Speed Networking5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

28aug9:00 am12:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Transformative Technology Workshop9:00 am - 12:00 pm Citadines on Bourke

september

05sep5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - September Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers5:30 pm - 7:30 pm DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne

11sep9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: The Exchange9:00 am - 5:00 pm

october

16oct6:30 pm8:00 pmYoung Tourism Network presents: Emotional Intelligence with Mel Neil6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Victoria University

november

22nov6:00 pm11:00 pm2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards – Gala CeremonySave the Date6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Palladium at Crown Dress Code: Black Tie

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