- The Coral Coast stretches from Cervantes to Exmouth.
- Visitors spent $638 million in the last 12 months.
- 951,000 domestic tourists visited in 2015-16 financial year
- That's 15 higher than last year, and 42% higher than 3 years ago.
Australia’s tourism industry is currently growing three times as fast as the rest of the Australian economy, and the latest tourism numbers for the Coral Coast show it.
More than 950,000 domestic tourists came to Australia's Coral Coast, the coastline between Cervantes and Exmouth, and spent $638 million in the last 12 months, the latest figures from Tourism Research Australia show.
The Member for Durack Melissa Price MP said the National Visitor Survey shows Australia's Coral Coast is proving popular for those holidaying in Australia.
“This is great news for the local economy and local jobs,” Ms Price said.
“It is fantastic people are choosing our beautiful region to visit and spend their money.”
Produced by Tourism Research Australia, for the 2015-16 financial year, the survey shows 951,000 domestic tourists visited Australia's Coral Coast, an increase of 15 per cent from the previous year and 42 per cent over three years.
While visiting tourists spent $638 million, an increase of 16 per cent from the previous year and 58 per cent over three years.
Visitor nights also recorded growth, with domestic tourists staying 4,740,000 nights in Australia's Coral Coast, an increase of 24 per cent from the previous year and 46 per cent over three years.
“The survey shows tourism continues to drive local jobs and economic growth,” Ms Price said.
“Tourism remains an important focus for the Turnbull Government, with our vibrant tourism sector forecast to continue its growth trajectory over the next decade,” she said.
The National Visitor Survey is available on the Tourism Research Australia website: tra.gov.au