Monday, 12 June 2017


Overseas visitation has again delivered record results for NSW, with 3.9 million overnight international visitors contributing a record $9.8 billion to the State’s visitor economy.

NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the latest International Visitor Survey (IVS) figures reflect the continued success of the NSW Government’s hard work to drive overseas visitation.

“Sydney continues to lead all Australian capital cities as the most popular destination for international tourists,” Mr Marshall said.

“Regional NSW has also shared in the visitor bonanza, achieving its highest volume of international visitors, nights and expenditure on record, with 781,200 visitors who spent $947 million.

“These remarkable results are underpinned by our strategic marketing and industry partnerships, combined with our hosting of major world-class events, such as Vivid Sydney, which are delivering record results for NSW.”

Mr Marshall said the China market was again a key driver of NSW tourism.

“For the first time, the number of visitors from China exceeded 700,000 for the year and they spent almost $3 billion while here. China continues to lead NSW’s tourism growth and there was also a huge jump in visitors from Korea, Japan, India and Indonesia, with these markets growing by more than 15 per cent,” Mr Marshall said.

Click here for more on the IVS results.

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