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Aus sees 14.6% growth in Indian arrivals in July-June 2017

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

has witnessed over 14.6 per cent growth in Indian visitors travelling to the continent country for the year ended June 2017, at 2,71,100 travellers.

In the year ending June 2016, 2,41,700 Indians travelled to Australia, according to data by Tourism

"This makes the ninth largest inbound market for arrivals for for the year ended June 2017. Looking this trend we expect to reach close to 3,00,000 visitors from in the calender year ending December 2017," Tourism Country Manager, and Gulf, Nishant Kashikar said.

In the year ended June 2017, 68 per cent of Indian visitors travelled to for leisure (1,87,850).

Other visitors travelled for business (31,900), employment (21,000), education (20,450) and other purposes (15,900).

Leisure visitors are on holiday (74,550) or visiting friends and relatives (1,13,300).

In terms of spending Indians are positioned eighth with an average spend of AUD 5,491 per person.

For the year ending June 2017, Indian visitors spent AUD 1.43 billion (around Rs 7,150 crore) on their trips to Australia, an increase of 30 per cent over the previous year.

In the year ending June 2016, Indian travellers had spent AUD 1.1 billion.

Indian visitors spent 14.7 million nights in during the year ending June 2017, an increase of 4 per cent over 2016.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 18:57 IST