8602.0 - Tourism Newsletter, Mar 2008  
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Selected ABS tourism related statistical publications

Here is a selection of tourism statistics produced by the ABS. For further information, please refer to the tourism theme page.

Australian National Accounts: Tourism Satellite Account (cat. no. 5249.0)
Presents estimates of the direct economic contribution of tourism to the Australian economy within the context of a satellite account linked to the Australian System of National Accounts. This product allows tourism to be compared on a consistent basis with the value added of conventional industries such as manufacturing. Released annually (financial year).

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Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0)
Presents comprehensive details of Australia's international accounts: its balance of payments and international investment position statistics. The publication includes international transactions in transportation and travel services. Includes quarterly services credits (exports) and debits (imports).

International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0)
Presents preliminary estimates of Australia's international trade in goods and services on a balance of payments basis and merchandise import and export statistics on a recorded trade basis. Includes monthly estimates of tourism related services credits (exports) and debits (imports).

Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0)
Measures the number and characteristics of Australian residents and overseas visitors arriving in, and departing from, Australia. It comprises a summary of monthly data by category of movement. The statistics in this publication relate to the number of movements of travellers rather than the number of travellers. The Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) serves as the source of statistics of overseas arrivals and departures.

Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0.55.001)
This electronic release contains modelled estimates of short-term visitor arrivals to Australia based on passport transactions for the current month and passenger card disaggregations from earlier months. This product is produced in electronic delivery format on a monthly basis, and is closely related to the monthly publication, Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0)

Tourism Marketing Expenditure, Australia (cat. no. 8691.0)
Presents results from a survey on expenditure by private sector businesses on the marketing of Australian tourism, both domestically and internationally. The scope of the publication is predominantly private sector businesses. N.B: Previously known as the Survey of Overseas Tourism Marketing Expenditure.

Tourist Accommodation, Australia (cat. no. 8635.0)
Provides a measure of activity in short-term commercial accommodation in Australia. The Survey of Tourist Accommodation (STA) is a mail-out collection that completely enumerates all in-scope accommodation establishments within Australia. Data collected from the STA is presented in the Tourist Accommodation publication.

Retail and Wholesale Industries, Australia (cat. no. 8622.0)
Presents results for the 2005–06 reference year from a survey of businesses in the retail and wholesale industries. Previous surveys of the retail industry were conducted in respect of the 1981–82, 1991–92, and 1998–99 financial years.