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.
Read the Previous news article
Read the Next news article
Back to top