Rise in Indian tourists to Australia by 18.6 per cent in 2015
Australia the oceanic country has been seen as a tourist destination from people all around the globe. There are visitors from the colder places like USA, Canada, European countries, India, Japan, China, Indonesia and other Asian countries. Such is the beauty of the country with many tourist places to offer for the explorers. Indian’s have added the habit of touring world to relax and spend some time quality time in the nature or with family. A report suggests that there is an increase of 18.6 per cent of Indian tourists to Australia in 2015. This makes India the eight largest part of the Australian market. The numbers were 1,97,000 in 2014 while with the hike of 18.6 % it was 2,33,100 in 2015 a report by Tourism Australia suggest. They believe there will be even more visitors from India to the Oceanic paradise in the coming years, where there are lovely beaches, landscapes, culinary delights and culture. Rise in Indian tourists to Australia by 18.6 per cent in 2015
Top 5 attractions for Indian travellers are Beaches, iconic landmarks, wild life, food and wine and not to leave Great Barrier Reef. Tourism Australia now targets tourist between the ages 35-54 from metro cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad.
While the total number is 2,33,100 it is divided into Leisure, Business, Short- Term education, other purposes; where 1,58,500 constitute to leisure, 26,400 for business, 14,800 for short term education and 33,500 for different other purposes. Holidays in December have became famous with the Indian tourists as the numbers suggest accounting to 60,500. This means Indian visitors have contributed 1.1 Billion Australian Dollars to the Australian economy in 2015.
Indian’s had also spent good amount of money in Australia making us the 10th largest source market for Australia. It was said that around 5,185 AD were spent in average by a Indian visitor. Australia would like to attract more Indian visitors with some improved packages.