According to the information from Tourism Australia, the number of tourists from India visiting Australia has raised by 18.6% last year, making India eight biggest inbound market for Australia. The number has increased to around 2,33,100 previous year when compared to around 1,97,000 tourists from India who had visited Australia.
Australia is now expecting more than 2,50,000 tourists from India who are attracted towards in landscapes, culture and culinary delights.
Previous year, around 68% of tourists, around 1,58,500 from India had visited Australia for leisure, while 26,400 people went for business purpose, 14,800 for pursuing short term education and 33,500 people had visited Australia for other purposes. Among the leisure travelers around 60,500 went on holiday and 98,000 tourists went on to visit their family and friends.
Tourists from India have contributed around 1.1 billion dollars to the economy of the country last year which has also been increased by 38%. And according to the information, India is the 10th biggest source market for Australia in terms of expenditure.
The average spending by an Indian tourist last year was 5,185 dollars. Indian tourists has spent around 14 million nights in Australia last year and average span of stay of India tourist was 65 nights. With around 46% of them were on repeat visits. Indian tourists on leisure visits on an average have stayed 56 nights in Australia.
The leading Australian attractions that lure the tourists from India are land marks, beaches, food and wine, wildlife and also the Great Barrier Reef. The tourism department of Australia is targeting big Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Ahmedabad and tourists with the age group of 35-54 and household earning of more than $45,000.