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Tasmania Tasmania

Tasmania Welcomed 1.26 Million Tourists

In the 12 months to March, Tasmania welcomed 1.26 million visitors, a year-on-year increase of seven percent, as revealed in Tasmanian Visitor Survey.

The total nights spent in the state rose five percent to 10.88 million nights, while expenditure jumped 11 percent to AUD2.23 billion (USD1.69 billion).

The number of interstate visitors to the Australian destination climbed five percent to 1.06 million, while international arrivals soared 16 percent to 250,300.

The majority of travellers visited the island for holidays, 620,900 in total which is 13 percent more than the corresponding period ending March 2016.

A further 201,500 arrivals were on business, while 32,900 travelled to attend a conference or convention, down 24 percent.