Travel continues to BOOM

BOTH outbound and inbound travel to Australia continue to perform strongly, with ABS figures released today showing short term arrivals for Aug 2014 up a healthy 8.1% year-on-year.

Departures have not grown as fast, but are still 4.4% higher than the same time 12 months ago.

The fastest growing inbound markets over the last year have been Malaysia, up 18.3%, followed by China which grew 17.7%, with India moving into the top ten with a 17.2% growth.

The only top ten inbound market to decline over the last year was South Korea, down 2.6%.

In terms of departures, Indonesia has been a standout performer, with Aussie numbers up 17.5% over the last year, putting it into the number one position ahead of NZ which dropped 0.5%.

Italy also grew strongly, up 9.1%, while visitation to Singapore lifted 6.4% and the UK was up 4.8%.

Thailand dropped 13.1%, while Fiji also declined 2.3% vs Aug 13.


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