Preliminary International Visitor Survey (IVS) results for year ending March 2018 have been released by Tourism Research Australia (TRA) on 19 July 2018.
The IVS results for the March quarter 2018 are preliminary and do not include any data relating to purpose of visit.*
Key results for Melbourne
Expenditure and visitors in Melbourne increased, ahead of the national cities average.
Key results for Victoria
These results represent over a decade of consecutive growth for Victoria, exceeding the national growth rates and key competitors for spend and visitors.
Year ending March 2018
Please find the Tourism Infographic here
Please find the Victorian Performance Overview here
* The quality of the main purpose of visit component of the passenger data supplied to TRA by the Department of Home Affairs has been identified as a concern. There are no issues with the survey collection.
To produce a purpose of visit measure for the IVS, TRA uses data collected from the incoming passenger cards of international visitors to Australia.
Work is currently in progress to resolve these issues and it is likely that a back cast of TRA data will be required. TRA will release revised estimates once a solution has been implemented.