Tourism is a major contributor to the Australian economy, with visitors to the country creating more than $54 billion in economic value, which creates more than 934,000 jobs for Australians.
Visitors travel to and around Australia for many reasons, including: holidays, visiting family, education, business and events. As visitors travel around the country, they spend time and money in our local economy.
Tourism can work to create even more jobs for Australians if Government policy supports tourism growth. The top tourism policy priorities are:
- Promoting Australia as an education, event & holiday destination.
- Developing tourism businesses and regions.
- Support private investment in hotels, attractions & tourism experiences.
- Visa & tax reform to encourage students, backpackers & international visitors.