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1.42 million Chinese visitors arrive in Australia in 12 months

01/10/2019| 11:23:04 AM|

Despite the number of visitors continuing to grow, visitors from most countries with the exception of China spent fewer nights in Australia.

Chinese visitors to Australia remain the biggest spenders out of those from any countries, data has revealed.

Australia hosted 9.2 million international visitors in the 12 months to September 2018, Tourism Australia announced on Wednesday, up 6% from the previous year.

The number of Chinese visitors grew 8% to 1.42 million while Indian tourist arrivals had the strongest growth, up 19% to 345,500.

Visitors spent 43.2 billion Australian dollars (30.9 billion U.S. dollars) in the 12 month period, up 5%, with 11.5 billion Australian dollars (8.24 billion U.S. dollars), or 27% of the total, spent by Chinese tourists.

Despite the number of visitors continuing to grow, visitors from most countries with the exception of China spent fewer nights in Australia.

The total number of nights that American tourists spent in Australia fell 13% while New Zealand and British tourist nights fell 7%.

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