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Australia's Tourism Forecasting Committee forecasts 5.3% rise in 2010 int'l visitor arrivals

22-Nov-2010 11:45 AM

Australia’s Tourism Forecasting Committee (TFC) released (15-Nov-2010) its new tourism forecast to 2020. TFC forecasts international visitor arrivals to Australia to rise 5.3% year-on-year in 2010. Strong growth in arrivals for 2010 is expected from China, South Korea, Malaysia and Japan. Details include:

  • International arrivals forecast:
    • 2010: 5.9 million, +5.3% year-on-year;
      • New Zealand: 1.1 million, +3.5%;
      • UK: 649,000, -2.2%;
      • USA: 487,000, +1.6%;
      • China: 435,000, +18.8%;
      • Japan: 398,000, +11.9%;
      • Singapore: 330,000, +6.2%;
      • Malaysia: 222,000, +11.9%;
      • South Korea: 210,000, +16.3%;
      • Germany: 165,000, +2.1%;
      • Hong Kong: 160,000, +2.3%;
      • India: 132,000, +5.8%;
      • Middle east: 120,000, +14.4%;
  • 2011: 6.2 million, +5.6%;
  • 2012: 6.5 million, +4.5%;
  • 2013: 6.7 million. +4%;
  • 2014: 7.0 million, +3.7%;
  • 2015: 7.2 million, +3.5%;
  • 2016: 7.5 million, +3.4%;
  • 2017: 7.7 million, +3.2%;
  • 2018: 8.0 million, +3.2%;
  • 2019: 8.2 million, +3.1%;
  • 2020: 8.5 million, +3.0%. [more]