International visitors boost NSW economy

Published 8th June, 2017 in Economy, Tourism

International visitors have contributed a record $9.8 billion into the NSW economy in the last 12 months. 

Hunter Valley NSW

The latest International Visitor Survey results found NSW attracted more than 3.9 million overnight international visitors in the last 12 months, a 10 per cent increase from the previous year.

Sydney continues to be the most popular Australian capital city for international tourists and regional NSW reached a record high with 781,000 international visitors.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the China market was a key driver in drawing record numbers to the state.

“For the first time, the number of visitors from China exceeded 700,000 for the year and they spent almost $3 billion while here,” Mr Marshall said.

“There was also a huge jump in visitors from Korea, Japan, India and Indonesia, with these markets growing by more than 15 per cent.”

Read the International Visitor Survey results

Published 8th June, 2017 in Economy, Tourism