NSW first to top 100 million overnight visitors
A record 31.6 million Aussies travelled across the State in 2017, staying over 100 million nights in total, making NSW the first in Australia to reach these incredible results.
NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said that the latest record-breaking National Visitor Survey results also show that more interstate visitors and more NSW residents are choosing to travel within our own State.
“NSW continues to set the bar for domestic overnight visitor numbers, with the State welcoming 31.6 million visitors in the year ended December 2017, which is nearly 10 million more than Queensland and 7.1 million more than Victoria,” Mr Marshall said.
“This exceptional growth was evenly spread, with both Sydney and rural and regional NSW visitation growing by eight per cent.
“Australians are also spending more than ever before when travelling in NSW, with expenditure growth up 11.6 per cent; double the national growth percentage.”
Mr Marshall said the record domestic visitor data follows NSW’s record results in the latest International Visitor Survey, making NSW the number one destination of choice for national and international visitors last year.