Impact Of Tourism On The International Tourism

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People are travelling further and more frequently for a various causes like holidays, business, and education. Tourism plays a vital role in Australian economy. Foreign household incomes, the cost of travel and the comparative price of tourism in Australia with other places, are the important factors which influences demand for international tourism.(Pc.gov.au, 2016)
Demand for the international tourism in Australia has grown strongly over the past two decades. The number of international visitors has increased from 2.5 million in 1992 to almost 6.7 million in 2014, which is more than doubled. (Pc.gov.au, 2016)
Tourism industry is set to be a major focus for economic growth, as the country is facing the continued economic downturn in the mining industry. (Young and Winter, 2014). It contributes higher than the agricultural sector in Australian GDP. Tourism spending contributed almost 3 per cent of Australia’s GDP, one third of which was by international visitors, in 2014.
In 2013/14, tourism denoted 2.7%, or 43.4 billion of Australian GDP. It also employed 4.6% of all employed Australians – around 500,000 people. (Scutt, 2015). In 2013, tourist spending in the tourism industry exceeded $98.5 billion. (Young and Winter, 2014).
Tourists from Asia, specifically from China and India are the main growth area for Australian tourists exports. In 2014/15, the number of temporary arrivals from China to Australia increased to 935k from 770k in 2013/14. (Scutt, 2015)

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