To­tal vis­i­tors - Aver­age length of stay - Ex­pen­di­ture - Ja­pan Mar­ket In­sights

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

1.9 per cent 177,000 up 7 per cent

16.4 nights up

$321 mil­lion up 4 per cent Vis­i­tor num­bers from Ja­pan to Aus­tralia showed en­cour­ag­ing signs of growth for the year. Hol­i­day vis­i­tors were up 7 per cent and re­mained the largest seg­ment, ac­count­ing for al­most 68 per cent of to­tal vis­i­tor ar­rivals. How­ever, to­tal vis­i­tor num­bers are still 11 per cent be­low the 2010 lev­els, prior to the nat­u­ral dis­as­ters of 2011. Signs of re­cov­ery are also ev­i­dent in vis­i­tor spend, length of stay. For the year-end­ing Septem­ber 2012, ex­pen­di­ture in Aus­tralia by Ja­panese vis­i­tors grew strongly, driven by Hol­i­day ar­rivals.

Queens­land had the largest in­crease in Ja­panese vis­i­tors com­pared to other states

56 per cent of Ja­panese are on their first visit and 43 per cent use a pack­aged hol­i­day

Ja­panese vis­i­tors make up 9 per cent of in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors to Queens­land

55 per cent of all Ja­panese vis­i­tors to the coun­try visit Queens­land

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