Overseas tourists increase but spending down in Cairns tourism market

Published on : Thursday, June 8, 2017

indexUp till March, the total number of overseas visitors to Tropical North Queensland hit 890,000 which is up by 7.2 percent and hovering above Queensland’s 6.8 percent growth rate.

Of late, Japan has re-established itself as a major player in the tourism stakes along with Cairns Airport’s announcement on the Osaka and Toko routes for the passengers, breaking a 12-year record in February. Max Shepherd, Tourism Tropical North Queensland chairman explained that Japan was now the second largest source market for the region with a 13.8 percent rise to 110,000 visitors over the year.

To quote him, ‘Our other two main markets of the UK and US have remained stable with 109,000 visitors from US and 92,000 from UK. We have seen growth from Europe continuing to turn around from a decline at this time last year with increases from Germany (13.6 per cent) and France (one per cent) seeing those markets contributing 63,000 visitors.’

In spite of the growing number of visitors, actual spending went down a bit with 0.8 per cent to $1.078 billion over the year to March. Backpackers made up 22 percent of the region’s international visitor market.

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