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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 783..


Tourism-visitor numbers

(Question No 447)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Economic Development, Business and Tourism, upon notice, on 11 March 2003.

1. What has been the impact of (a) visitor/tourist numbers and (b) income to the ACT in (i) 2001-02 (ii) to date in 2002-03 (iii) specifically since 11 September 2001 and (iv) the 12 months prior to 11 September 2001.

2. What percentage of visitors in (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) above were (a) international visitors, (b) NSW visitors, (c) Victorian visitors and (d) other Australian jurisdiction visitors (excluding NSW and Victoria).

3. Is there any data to show what were the top ten sites visited by tourists in (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv).

Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1. (a) The impact of visitor numbers to the ACT

Category

2001-2002

Since September 11, 2001 (Year ending September 11, 2002)

12 months prior to September 11

To date in 2002-2003

Domestic Overnight

2,088,000

1,992,000

2,072,000

N/A

Domestic Day

1,994,000

2,013,000

1,673,000

N/A

Total (Domestic)

4,082,000

4,005,000

3,745,000

N/A

International

184,,000 (4.1% of total visitors to the ACT)

180,000 (4.1% of total visitors to the ACT)

N/A*

N/A

Total Domestic and International (international based on limited data)

4,266,000

4,185,000

3,745,000 (does not include international visitors)

N/A

*There has been a break in available data from the International Visitors Survey due to problems in the processing of passenger data cards by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs. The Bureau Tourism Research (BTR) relies on this data to weight the IVS sample survey in order to derive estimates of total travel.


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