Tourism Research Australia (TRA) has released its monthly snapshot of the National Visitor Survey for April 2022. The report provides statistics on how Australian residents travelled in your state or territory and nationally during this period.
Results for April 2022 showed improved domestic travel after a COVID-impacted 2020 and 2021. Even though number of visitors and nights have not returned to pre-pandemic levels, travellers have spent more money on average.
In April 2022:
- there were 10.7 million overnight trips. This was down 4% on April 2019
- spend was up 31% ($2.4 billion) to $10.1 billion
- visitors spent 39.8 million nights away. This was down 1% on April 2019
- there were strong spend results in all state and territories except the NT. The highest increases in spend were in:
- Australian Capital Territory (ACT) – up 65% or $111 million
- Queensland (Qld) – up 56% or $981 million
- Tasmania (Tas) – up 49% or $164 million
- visitor numbers and nights had not returned to pre-pandemic levels. However, travellers were spending more money on average. The average spend per trip was up $252 or 37% to $939 when compared to April 2019.
Early data shows domestic overnight trip rates for May and the first 3 weeks of June 2022 were up compared to May and June 2021.
Read the full results on the TRA website