Record numbers of tourists say gday to Australia

first_img“Arrivals from Malaysia were up by 40 per cent and from Hong Kong and Singapore by 26 per cent each.” The January 2014 figure is 8.7 per cent higher than the same time last year due to large numbers of visitors from New Zealand, China and the UK. “The largest growth in short-term visitor arrivals over the past year was from Asia,” ABS spokesperson Denise Carlton said. According to recently released Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures, there were 560,000 short term visitors who arrived in Australia during January 2014, despite a seasonally adjusted drop of 2.7 per cent. Foreign tourists are visiting Australia in greater numbers than ever before, with South-East Asia providing strong growth.last_img

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