Economic modelling released today shows strong growth in the amount spent by domestic tourists to Tropical North Queensland in the last year.
National Visitor Survey data released by the federal government today showed 2,019,000 visitors spent more than $2.26 billion in Tropical North Queensland in the year ended March 2019.
Member for Cairns Michael Healy said this represented more than five per cent growth in visitor numbers and more than eight per cent growth in expenditure year-on-year.
“We’re committed to growing our tourism industry to create jobs in Cairns,” he said.
“Local tourism businesses have done it tough over the last 18 months. But today’s data should give people hope that things are looking up.
“Tourism is of growing importance to our local economy. We’ll work with tourism operators to market Tropical North Queensland and ensure these numbers continue to grow in the future.”