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Australian tourism continues to attract international visitors

10/02/2010 14:19

Australian tourism saw steady numbers of international visits during 2009 despite the tough global conditions for tourism, Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show.


Australian tourism figures have remained constant in 2009, despite the difficult global conditions. The Australian immigration report on international visitors showed that 5.6 million visitors arrived in Australia during 2009, unchanged relative to 2008. Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said the figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) highlighted Australia’s resilience in the difficult economic climate.


“Despite the headwind of the Global Financial Crisis and the outbreak of the H1N1 virus Australian tourism managed to break even on international tourist numbers, defying the global downturn last year,” Mr McEvoy said.

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