NSW is Number one again
NSW has achieved its highest annual growth in the past five years for domestic visitors, nights and expenditure, according to new figures released this week by Tourism Research Australia.
The State remains the number one destination for domestic visitors in the country.
In the 12 months to June 2017, NSW welcomed 30.1 million domestic visitors, who stayed 97 million nights and spent $17.2 billion in the State’s visitor economy.
NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the latest numbers from the National Visitor Survey revealed a continuation of NSW’s strong tourism growth.
“For the first time we’ve broken through the 30 million domestic overnight visitor mark and the $17 billion milestone for spend,” Mr Marshall said.
“Rural and regional NSW continues to be the most visited regional area in Australia – attracting the highest number of domestic visitors who stayed the most nights in any regional area for the year.”
Mr Marshall said the results reflected the NSW Government’s successful strategies to drive overnight visitation.
For more on the National Visitor Survey results, go to Destination NSW.