Aussies flock to Bundaberg

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

More Aussie tourists are visiting Bundaberg and spending more, creating local jobs and driving the region’s economy.

Federal Member for Hinkler said today’s National Visitor Survey showed 572,000 domestic tourists visited Bundaberg and spent $235 million in the year ending March 2017.

“More Australians are visiting our wonderful region and spending more – which is boosting our local economy and creating even more jobs,” he said.

“The survey shows the Hinkler tourism industry continues to register strong growth.”

Produced by Tourism Research Australia, the survey shows domestic visitors increased by 11 per cent and spending increased by 26 per cent – spending an average $411 – from the previous year.

Domestic visitors spent 2,015,000 nights in Bundaberg – staying on average four nights – an increase of 23 percent on the previous 12 months.

“Tourism remains a pillar of our economy and the Coalition Government will continue to invest in growing our vibrant tourism sector,” he said.

“Our domestic visitor numbers are strong throughout Australia – with more Australians holidaying at home and spending a record $61.7 billion during the year.”

The National Visitor Survey is available on the Tourism Research Australia website: www.tra.gov.au