Travel & Tourism Industry Analysis in Australia

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Travel and Tourism in Australia to 2019

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Australia's tourism sector continued to perform well in 2014, with positive growth across inbound and domestic categories. High expenditure of AUD30.9 billion (US$28 billion) by international visitors in 2014, and AUD77.6 billion (US$70.5 billion) by domestic travelers places the Australian tourism sector in a strong position to achieve the 2020 target of AUD115 billion (US$104.4 billion) in overnight expenditure. The growth was largely driven by a strong increase in tourists from Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Indonesia which grew by 22.4%, 10.7%, 13.8%, 8%, and 13.8%, respectively. This signals that Australia's tourism board is moving in the right direction as it outlines in Tourism 2020 plan to expand inflows and expenditure from key Asian markets. The 2020 plan will be taken-up in three phases and the first phase 'Setting the foundations' spanned from 2011 to 2014 ended recently.

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* The Australian economy is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.54% over the forecast period while the unemployment rate is projected to decrease from 6.2% in 2014 to 5.7% in 2019. Healthy economic growth and decreasing unemployment will benefit the growth of Australian domestic and outbound tourism over the forecast period

* Domestic trips expanded by 5% in 2014 totaling 78.3 million while expenditure valued AUD77.6 billion (US$70.5 billion), registering a growth of 3.5%.However, the expenditure declined by -2.4% in 2013 despite a growth in the number of tourists. The decline was largely attributed to a contraction in business expenditure, indicating that business travelers and companies exercised caution in business spending as currency started to depreciate in 2013

* The 2020 Australian...