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Australia Visitor Survey Released

The year ending December 2014 saw a new high in domestic overnight
trips, increasing 7% to reach 81.4 million. Domestic visitor nights
increased 9% to 309 million, and domestic overnight spend recorded 6%
growth to reach a record high of $54.4 billion.

The year ending December 2014 saw a new high in domestic overnight

trips, increasing 7% to reach 81.4 million. Domestic visitor nights increased 9% to 309 million, and domestic overnight spend recorded 6% growth to reach a record high of $54.4 billion.

Travel to visit friends and relatives (VFR) continued to dominate growth in 2014, with an 11% increase in the number of trips to 29.4 million. Nights increased 11% to 99 million, and spend grew 5% to $12.3 billion. This was consistent with growth in nights at a friend or relative’s property, which increased 7% to 114.9 million. VFR trips now account for 36% of all domestic trips, compared to 34% in 2009. In 2014, domestic overnight trips for business accounted for 16.3 million trips, 61.5 million nights and spend of $13.3 billion. Business accounted for 20% of all domestic overnight trips in 2014. Domestic overnight holiday travel was flat with trips down 1% and spend steady at $26.5 billion. In contrast, the latest outbound data shows the number of Australians taking overseas holidays continued to increase with departures up 6% to 5.5 million. Caravanning and camping had the largest growth by accommodation type, with growth of 7% to almost 45 million nights in 2014. This was backed up by the drive market, with trips increasing by 7% to 58 million, and accounting for 65% of the total growth in overnight trips. Nights in hotels, resorts, motels and motor inns increased by 4% during the year.

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