Chinese tourists up 28%, Malay 40%

In Australian Cultural Exports, Government, National Headlines

See the original media release from the Australian Bureau of Statistics here.

From abs.gov.au, 1th March 2014

Overseas visitors still going up for down under

January saw record numbers of overseas visitors to Australia, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

The increase in short-term visitors to Australia over the past year has continued, up 8.7 per cent from last year, and there were nearly 560,000 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia’s shores in January 2014, making it the highest January on record.

“The largest growth in short-term visitor arrivals over the past year was from Asia, ” said Denise Carlton from the ABS, “Arrivals from Malaysia were up by 40 per cent, and from Hong Kong and Singapore by 26 per cent each.”

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