Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2009–10
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/06/2010
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VISITOR TRAVEL IN AUSTRALIA
In 2008, 52% of day trips were for holiday/leisure purposes, 29% were to visit friends and/or relatives and 10% were for business purposes (graph 23.14).
23.14 DAY VISITORS(a), By main purpose of visit - 2008
In 2008, New South Wales received the most day visitors (33%), followed by Victoria (26%) and Queensland (21%) (graph 23.15).
23.15 DAY VISITORS(a), By state/territory visited - 2008
Domestic overnight travel involves a stay away from home for at least one night, at a place at least 40 kilometres from home. A person is an overnight visitor to a location if they stay one or more nights in the location while travelling.
Australians spent 272 million nights away from home during 2008 (table 23.16), a decrease of 6% compared with 2007.
Overnight travellers who had holiday or leisure as their main purpose of visit accounted for the majority of domestic visitor nights in 2008 (49%), followed by those travelling to visit friends and/or relatives (31%) and for business purposes (15%) (graph 23.17).
23.17 VISITOR NIGHTS(a), By main purpose of visit - 2008
In 2008, overnight visitors spent the highest proportion of nights in New South Wales (30%), followed by Queensland (27%) and Victoria (19%) (graph 23.18).
23.18 VISITOR NIGHTS(a), By state/territory visited - 2008
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