4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2008 (Second Edition)  
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INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL TOURISM

The 2007 International Visitor Survey found that half (51%) of all overseas visitors attended at least one cultural attraction while in Australia. Of the 2.7 million international cultural and heritage visitors in 2007, 16% were from the United Kingdom, 14% from New Zealand and 13% were from Other Asia (Asia excluding China, Japan, Korea and Singapore). The most popular destination for both international and domestic cultural heritage visitors was New South Wales.

Most overseas cultural and heritage visitors visited historical or heritage buildings, sites or monuments (62% of the 2.7 million international cultural and heritage visitors who travelled to Australia in 2007) or museums or art galleries (57%).

2.1 INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL AND HERITAGE VISITORS, By activity type - 2007

Percentage of international cultural and heritage visitors
Type of cultural and heritage tourism activity
%

Attend theatre, concerts or other performing arts
24
Visit museums or art galleries
57
Visit art/craft workshops/studios
17
Attend festivals/fairs or cultural events
17
Experience Aboriginal art/craft and cultural displays
24
Visit an Aboriginal site/community
11
Visit historical/heritage buildings, sites or monuments
62

Source: Tourism Research Australia, Cultural and Heritage Tourism in Australia, 2007.






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