Tourism trade dips
NEW Tourism Research Australia data shows the number of tourism businesses in Tropical North Queensland dropped during the four years to June 2016. According to the Tourism Businesses in
Australia report, 3714 tourism businesses were trading in the region as of June last year, compared to 3918 in 2012. It comes despite strong growth in visitation to FNQ over the past five years. There were about 279,000 tourism businesses in Australia in June 2016.