South Australia’s visitor economy now worth $6.2 billion

21 December 2016

The value of tourism in South Australia continues to reach record highs with latest figures showing it is now worth $6.2 billion. This is an additional $800 million into the South Australian economy in the last year.

The National Visitor Survey results, from September 2015 to September 2016, released today by Tourism Research Australia show:

  • Domestic travel continued to be the highest contributor to the South Australian visitor economy, with day trips and overnight stays injecting $5.2 billion.
  • South Australia attracted a record high 6.2 million domestic overnight visitors, up 9.8 per cent.
  • Intrastate travel increased by 11 per cent, accounting for 4 million overnight visits.
  • Interstate travel increased by 7.6 per cent with 2.3 million domestic visitors.
  • Adelaide attracted the highest domestic tourists with 2.4 million visits, followed by the Fleurieu Peninsula with 671,000.

Domestic expenditure increased to $5.2 billion, up 14 per cent ($622 million) while international expenditure reached $970 million, up 19 per cent ($152 million) comparing September 2015 to September 2016.

The total number of domestic and international visits to our state has also reached a record 6.7 million, a 9.8 per cent increase from last year.

To find out more, look at our latest infographics or read the summary reports.

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