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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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Contents >> Tourism >> Visitor arrivals >> Purpose of visit

Of the estimated 652,200 visitors to Tasmania who arrived by scheduled airline flights and Bass Strait ferries in 2002-03, approximately 52.6% visited the state on holidays (343,100). A further 22.6% (147,400) came to visit friends or relatives, 16.9% (110,300) came for business or employment, 3.5% (22,800) came to attend conferences and 4.4% (28,700) came for other reasons.

By comparison, of all 524,200 visitors to Tasmania who arrived in 1998-99 by scheduled flights and Bass Strait ferries, 54.2% (284,000) came for a holiday, 22.6% (118,700) came to visit friends or relatives, 12.8% (67,300) came for business or employment, 5.3% (27,600) came for a conference and 5.1% (26,600) came for other reasons.


ALL VISITORS(a), Purpose of Tasmanian visit

1998-99
1999-2000
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03

Purpose
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
% of all visitors

Leisure/holiday
284.0
299.2
272.0
259.5
343.1
52.6
Visit friend/relatives
118.7
106.7
132.4
120.5
147.4
22.6
Business/employment
67.3
75.9
77.6
90.9
110.3
16.9
Conference, etc.
27.6
27.6
18.8
18.1
22.8
3.5
Other reason(b)
26.6
22.0
21.9
18.3
28.7
4.4
Total(c)
524.2
531.5
(d)531.0
(d)519.9
(d)652.2
100.0

(a) Includes visitors who arrived on scheduled airline flights and Bass Strait ferries only.
(b) Other reason includes sporting event, school or college trip, attending a major event or festival or other reason.
(c) Estimates have been rounded and minor discrepancies may occur between sums of component items and totals.
(d) Includes visitors who did not report the purpose of their visit.

Source: Tourism Tasmania - Tasmanian Visitor Survey.


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