4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2008 (Second Edition)  
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Tourism may be motivated by the desire to visit friends and relatives or to experience the character and culture of a destination. Tourism Research Australia (TRA, formerly Bureau of Tourism Research, BTR) conducts the National Visitor Survey and the International Visitor Survey. The National Visitor Survey is the major source of information on the characteristics and travel patterns of domestic tourists within Australia. The International Visitor Survey represents the most comprehensive source of information on international visitors to Australia.

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