- Indians visitors in Australia rose 15.4 per cent to 2,67,500
- India was the 9th biggest inbound market for arrivals and 8th in terms of expenditure in FY17
- Number of visitors from India could touch 300,000 by 2020
June 10, 2017: The number of Indians going to Australia rose 15.4 per cent to 2,67,500 and Indian visitors’ spend on their Australian trips bounced 18 percent to Aus$1.34 billion or Rs. 64 billion amid this period, as indicated by information given by Tourism Australia. India was the ninth biggest inbound market for arrivals and eighth in terms of expenditure in FY17, it said.
The number of Indian guests to Australia has developed in single digits just five times over the most recent 13 years for which information is accessible. The development has been as high as 23 per cent in the past.
As indicated by Tourism Australia, the number of guests from India could touch 300,000 by 2020.
Majorly 68 per cent of the visitors went for recreation purposes. Of the leisure visitors, 61 percent were going to companions and relatives. On an average, Indian visitors spent 50 nights in Australia.
Most of the visits were to South and Western Australia, according to the information on arrivals given by Australian states.