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India emerges as fastest growing market for Australian tourism

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

has emerged as the fastest growing market for Australian tourism, clocking double-digit growth in arrivals and spend, according to

Arrivals from to grew by 15 per cent for the year ended October 2017, with an influx of 294,000 visitors, compared to the same period last year, making it the ninth largest inbound market for

Indian visitor-spend in for the year ended September 2017 reached AUD 1.45 billion (approximately Rs 7,200 crore), an increase of 26 per cent over the previous year, making the eighth largest market in terms of spending by tourists.

"It is a proud moment for us to achieve the fastest growing market status in our 50th anniversary year of marketing to the world as a visitor destination. Our focus on content integration initiatives, partnerships with airlines and Aussie specialist agents, and increased focus have been the cornerstones for these impressive results," Country Manager and Gulf Nishant Kashikar said.

will continue to focus on promoting nature and wildlife, alongside aquatic and coastal experiences to attract Indian visitors.

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

First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 17:45 IST