1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Sep 2007  
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SHORT-TERM OVERSEAS ARRIVALS ON HOLIDAY

In the June quarter 2007, there were 50,342 overseas visitors flying into Western Australia on holiday, 13.7% (6,083) more than in the same period of 2006. Much of the growth can be attributed to more holidaymakers from Singapore (up 40.3% or 3,946), Malaysia (up 26.4% or 1,214) and Japan (up 10.2% or 418). However, there were significantly less holidaymakers from the United States of America (down 36.3% or 478).


SHORT-TERM OVERSEAS DEPARTURES ON HOLIDAY

There were 97,280 Western Australian residents departing on overseas holidays in the June quarter 2007, 24.6% (19,223) more than in the same period of 2006. Major destinations for these growing number of outbound tourists were Indonesia (up 65.4% or 7,816), Thailand (up 41.9% or 3,978), the United States of America (up 78.0% or 2,327) and Singapore (up 14.1% or 1,152).