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Providing data and statistics on the tourism industry

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Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) provides data on all industries. Tourism collections include:

  • Survey of Tourist Accommodation: A virtual census of tourist accommodation establishments. Data items include capacity, room nights and occupancy rates. Publications are produced annually, including quarterly results.
  • Overseas Arrivals and Departures: Data collected from passenger cards, including usual place of residence, main port of arrival, main state of stay and purpose of visit both for arrivals and departures. This publication is produced monthly.

Contact details:
GPO Box 2796Y, Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone: 03 9615 7000

Statistical enquiries: 03 9615 7755
Email: client.services@abs.gov.au 
Web: abs.gov.au  

Tourism Research Australia

Tourism Research Australia, a business unit of Austrade, collects research and intelligence across domestic and international markets on the tourism industry and undertakes respected reliable research, analysis and forecasting

Tourism Research Australia manages tourism surveys that cover the inbound, domestic and outbound markets. Key information collected from travellers includes expenditure, places visited, activities, accommodation, transportation and demographics.

Contact details:
GPO Box 2386, Canberra, ACT 2601
Phone: 02 6272 6968
Email: tourism.research@tra.gov.au 
Web: www.tra.gov.au