From the South Australian Tourism Commission
Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan
Acting Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
South Australia’s tourism appeal continues to grow, with the state attracting more visitors than ever before, whilst notching up a record $6.7 billion in visitor expenditure.
The Marshall Liberal Government has welcomed the latest International Visitor Survey results, which show South Australia is outperforming its interstate counterparts, with a 9 per cent increase in international visitors along with a 10 per cent increase to visitor expenditure.
China led the growth – with expenditure up 32 per cent to a record $415 million. The United States of America, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom also recorded strong growth.
“Solid growth in bookings has been achieved through marketing campaigns with a focus on traditional and emerging markets, along with strong partnerships with airlines and industry working together,” said Acting Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan van Holst Pellekaan.
“Tourism is big business for SA – attracting a record 6.9 million visitors who are fueling the economy, creating jobs in our state and putting tourism dollars into the pockets of our tourism operators.
Read the full article at head to http://tourism.sa.gov.au/news-and-media/news/2018/jul/19/tourism-in-south-australia-reaches-record-67-billion.