STRONG SEP FOR EVTS
THE latest visitor stats from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show the number of int’l visitors entering Australia for conferences and conventions was 27,900 in Sep 2017.
This was an increase of 22%, compared to Sep 2016, when the figure was 22,700.
The number was slightly down from Aug, when 28,300 delegates entered Australia, but Sep was still the second best month for int’l arrivals this year.
The result marked the first time three consecutive months have each had over 25,000 international delegates arrive into Australia for a convention or conference.
So far this year there have been 190,800 delegates touched down in Australia for the purpose of conventions and conferences, which is a 26.4% increase from the same period last year.
Last year in the nine months to Sep 2016, 150,900 entered Australia for business events.