Who visited Australia this summer?

Posted by on August 17th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Who loves visiting Australia most? To answer that question we dived into data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and looked into two recent holiday months – December 2011 and January 2012. Here are the results.

Over 20% of overseas tourists came from New Zealand. NZ, together with the United Kingdom, China and the US provide nearly half of the overseas tourist traffic Australia receives.

Compared to the previous year there has been a large increase (over 15%) in the number of Chinese tourists visiting Australia. Visitors from most other countries, with the exception of New Zealand seem to be in decline.