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NSW BREAKS RECORDS STILL NUMBER ONE FOR VISITORS

Recently released International Visitor Survey results show that NSW remains the favourite Australian destination for international visitors with new data showing the State leads in the number of visitors, visitor nights and visitor expenditure, breaking previous records.

Recently released International Visitor Survey results show that NSW remains the favourite Australian destination for international visitors with new data showing the State leads in the number of visitors, visitor nights and visitor expenditure, breaking previous records.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris said: “NSW continues to be the favourite State for international visitors, welcoming a huge three million visitors to year-end September 2013 who made a $6.6 billion contribution to our economy and stayed more than 70 million nights.

“We are also welcoming more holidaymakers, with our cities, beaches and countryside, along with the best line-up of Sydney and regional events, holding a strong appeal. Our bumper calendar of events during winter, notably the British and Irish Lions Rugby Tour, drove a double-digit surge in visitors from the United Kingdom during the September quarter.

“It is also very pleasing to see particularly strong increases in visitors from China, Malaysia and Singapore, which increased 18%, 19% and 15% respectively.

“For the second successive quarter, China is NSW’s top source market. More than 60% of Chinese visitors to Australia visited NSW in year-end September 2013. Visitors from China to NSW increased 18%, stayed more than 11.6 million nights and contributed $1.4 billion to the NSW economy. With New Zealand traditionally the country where we see the most visitors, we in fact welcomed 24,000 more visitors from China.

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