Latest backpacker stats revealedJanuary 8th, 2019 | | backpacker
The latest IVS (International Visitor Survey) have been released by Tourism Australia. The backpacker sector has been analysed and looks like this.
Arrivals in September quarter:
Down 5.5% to 2017 September quarter (but marginal improvement from a fall of 9% in June quarter).
Year to date to the end of September though the fall is 5%.
Visitation to all states down – year to date (YTD):
NSW: – 4.5%
In terms of nationalities, year ending Sept:
UK: – 10% (but Sept quarter better than earlier in the year)
But some places starting to pick up:
Nights: These are down 2.3% for the quarter (traditionally lowest of the year and better than the 21% fall in the June quarter), just under 11% YTD though.
Length of stay: These are actually up in Sept quarter from 74 to 79 nights, but still down YTD from 72 to 68 nights on average.
Written by Janet McGarry, YHA