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International Visitor Survey

Name of Collection
International Visitor Survey

Bureau of Tourism Research
Statistical Inquires
GPO Box 1545

Telephone: Canberra 02 6213 7124
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6213 6983
Email: bureau.tourism.research@dist.gov.au
Internet: http://www.btre.gov.au/index.aspx

To assist the development of tourism in Australia by measuring the travel behaviour and characteristics of overseas visitors.

Information on characteristics of short-term international visitors aged 15 years and over is collected by face-to-face interviews. A sample of 20,000 departing international visitors is surveyed at departure lounges of Australian major international airports throughout the year.
Data Detail
Data are collected on the following topics which are cross-classified by country of residence and purpose of visit:

  • Age, sex, income and occupation;
  • All reasons for visit;
  • Travel arrangements;
  • Type of booking agent and information sources;
  • Time away from home and stop-overs;
  • City of arrival and departure;
  • Duration of stay and region of stay;
  • Type of accommodation and transport used;
  • Activities undertaken;
  • Places of interest visited; and
  • Expenditure.

Geographic Coverage
Australia, States and Territories, capital cities and some tourism regions.

Frequency of Data Availability
Data are available quarterly.

Historical Data
Data release was irregular until 1986. A continuous time series is available from 1988.

Products and Services
International Visitor Survey, Quarterly Reports
International Visitor Survey, Annual Reports (for each calendar year)
Detailed annual tabulations of survey output.
CD-MOTA (Monitor of Tourism Activity)---data on CD-ROM with specialised cross-tabulation software.
Special purpose tables or reports are available on request.

Example of Information Available
Internet: http://www.atsb.gov.au/road/road.aspx

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