Major events help attract record number of visitors to Brisbane
The latest National Visitor Survey from Tourism Australia released today saw overall domestic visitor numbers climb 5.3 per cent to a record 5.8 million.
Interstate holiday visitors were up 24.8 per cent to 604,000, while holiday visitors from within Queensland rose 15 per cent to 1 million.
There were also gains in the business sector, with interstate visitors rising 6.4 per cent to 834,000 and the number of business visitors from within Queensland rising 3.9 per cent to 584,000.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the record results were a testament to Brisbane’s growing profile as a destination of choice and a major events capital.
“Major events are a key focus for us as they attract visitors to the city and support our hotels, restaurants, retailers and service providers,” Quirk said.
“The Brisbane International tennis tournament in January, the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens in February and the World Science Festival Brisbane in March are all world-class events set to draw more and more visitors to the city.”