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The breathtaking growth of Chinese visitor arrivals to Australia, in one chart

International short-term visitor arrivals to Australia hit the highest level on record in April, according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Friday. 678,400 international guests arrived during the month, after seasonal adjustments, 1.2% above the previous record set just one month earlier in March. […]
The breathtaking growth of Chinese visitor arrivals to Australia, in one chart
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‘SILENT BOOM’: Australian soaring services exports

The value of Australian services exports is soaring, thanks largely to a continued influx of foreign visitors and students to our shores, along with a weaker Australian dollar. In April, they topped $6.342 billion, the highest monthly figure on record. Compared to a year earlier, they grew by 18.9%, a […]
‘SILENT BOOM’: Australian soaring services exports
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FIRST TIME EVER: More Chinese than New Zealanders visited Australia last year

Australia’s already bustling tourism sector got a little bit busier in March with short-term visitor arrivals surging to yet another record high. Short-term arrivals jumped by 3.5% to 666,000 after seasonal adjustments, the largest monthly total on record, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. In the 12 months to […]
FIRST TIME EVER: More Chinese than New Zealanders visited Australia last year
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Australian air travel is taking off

Excuse the pun, but Australian air travel is soaring. According to data released by Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) earlier today, a record 3.55 million people travelled to and from Australia in January this year, up an impressive 8.1% on 12 months earlier. “In January, 1.91 […]
Australian air travel is taking off
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CHART: Over a million Chinese visited Australia last year

In the year to November 2015, over one million Chinese visited Australia’s shores, making it only the second nation behind New Zealand to reach this monumental level. According to the ABS, 93,700 Chinese visited Australia in November, taking the total over the past year to a whopping 1,013,700. As the […]
CHART: Over a million Chinese visited Australia last year