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Published on : Sunday, July 5, 2015
The figures, released by Tourism Research Australia, show domestic overnight visitor expenditure increased by 8.6 per cent in Victoria in the year ending March 2015 – well ahead of the national average (+6.3 per cent), and easily eclipsing our key competitors interstate, New South Wales (+2.5 per cent) and Queensland (+1.9 per cent).
In total, Victoria’s domestic overnight visitor expenditure was $11.7 billion, as travellers flocked to Melbourne and regional Victoria.
The data shows Victoria is welcoming more visitors than ever before. Victoria’s domestic overnight visitation figures climbed 7.3 per cent to 20.5 million – that’s above the year-on-year growth national average (6.1 per cent) and those of key competitors.
Some 5.2 million interstate travellers visited Melbourne in the year ending March 2015, spending $4 billion and accounting for 17.9 million nights.
Regional Victoria recorded a 5.5 per cent increase in overnight visitors – up to 13 million in total.
Source: Premier of Victoria