Australians love to visit the Fraser Coast

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

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

Federal Member for Hinkler said today’s National Visitor Survey showed 595,000 domestic tourists visited the Fraser Coast and spent $293 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 3 per cent and spending increased by 9 per cent from the previous three years.

Domestic visitors spent 2,439,000 nights in the Fraser Coast – staying on average four nights – an increase of 18 percent on the previous three years.

“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:

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