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Tourism and the Australian economy

Tourism Research Australia has released a new report on the “stability and health” of Australia's tourism industry.

Tourism Research Australia has released a new report on the “stability and health” of Australia's tourism industry. The report found there were approximately 267,000 tourism businesses in Australia in June 2013 with 95% being self-employed, micro and small businesses. Overall, 38% were located in regional areas, generating 44% of total tourism revenue in 2012-13. The report also found that for the period June 2010 to June 2013 there was solid growth in tourism industry employment (24,300 new jobs), tourism business revenue (4.6 per cent per annum) and tourism consumption by visitors (up $12 billion or 12.1 per cent to $110 billion).

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