Data on tourism in South Australia show record revenues from British and Chinese visitors

9 April, 2018

  

Series of matches for cricket The Ashes Test in December attracted a great number of British tourists.

Cricket and helped promote South Australia Koala to record annual indicators on attendance in the region of international tourists. For the year, with December 2016 by December 2017 the number of visitors increased by 7 per cent and reached 462 000 man.

While tourist spending in the State increased by 18 per cent and reached numbers 1,1 billion.

Adelaide took the lion's share, but costs were distributed and by region, as small operators able to provide visitors to South Australia as the "wow" factor.

United Kingdom became the No. 1 market for the region. In December, cricket fans flocked to the second Ashes Test tour, that prompted the arrival of British tourists to the mark in 74 000 man, that 17 percent increase, than in the previous year.

The English army of fans at the stadium in Adelaide Oval. Photo: AAP / David Mariuz

In South Australia they spent $ 86 million.

The second highest attendance was thriving and large-scale Chinese market.

  

The number of visitors from China jumped on 3% to 60 000 man, as impatient newcomers looking for such things, as selfi with kangaroos and koalas, including the Cleland Wildlife Park National Park.

According to tourism research Australia, the Chinese are very easy to spend your money, and contributed to the economy of the country 389 million dollars, that 55 percent increase, than in the previous year.

Among other markets, where there has been a substantial rise in the number of visitors, were Italy (growth on 21% до 11 000), R ¤ SĐR ° RŽS toëSĎ (8% до 15 000), as well as New Zealand (the growth before 8% or to 40 000 man).

Two-year-old Pareesa meets with a red Kangaroo in the Wildlife Park Kleland / Cleland. Photo: Dean Martin

Federal Minister for tourism Steve Chiobo said: "This is a record for South Australia».

South Australian Tourism Minister Leon Bindzhel said: "These figures – amazing news, reflecting the growth of jobs and received $ region ".

He noted the updated Oval Stadium in Adelaide, and the increasing number of cruise ships, as well as the fact, that air carriers have recorded profit growth.

At the national level, the costs of the international visitors reached a record 41,3 billion. USD. United States for the year, an increase of 6 percent.

 

 

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