There were 624,000 visitor arrivals during October 2015, an increase of 6.9 per cent relative to the same period of the previous year. This growth rate is moderate
This brings us to 7.27 million visitor arrivals for year ending October 2015, an increase of 6.7 per cent relative to the previous year. This represents an extra 455,000 visitors on the previous year.
Hostorically, there were 6.1 million visitor arrivals for year ending January 2013 in Australia. This entails an increase of 4.1% relative to the previous year. As to the month of January 2013, there were 495,000 visitor arrivals which shows a decline of 1.5% in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
The great majority of visitors, a total of 82,100, came from New Zealand during January 2013, an increase of 9.5% relative to the same month previous year.
Visitors from China are still highly relevant Down Under. During January 2013, 58,700 tourists from the Asian country visited Australia, which reflects a decline of 24% relative to the same month in 2012.
UK visitors still represent the majority of European visitors in the Antipodes. There were 57,800 visitors from the United Kingdom during the month of study, which shows an increase of 1.4% year on year.
There has been a positive growth in US visitor numbers to Australia. On January 2013, a total of 42,100 American tourists visited Australia, which represents an increase of 8.5% relative to the same month previous year. Consequently, Americans represent the fourth largest tourist group in Australia.
Also, while the number of European visitors increases (France, 8%; Germany, 2.3%), the number of some Southeast Asian countries declines (Singapore, 8.4%; Malaysia, 4.7%). In the meantime, some Northeast Asian countries show different trends; while the number of Korean visitors has seen an increase by 9.4%, the number of visitors from Taiwan has declined by 9.9% relative to the same month in 2012.