Tourism Research Australia (TRA) has released its monthly snapshot of the National Visitor Survey for December 2021, and overall results indicates an improvement compared to November 2021. This was due to:
- the holiday season
- an easing of further restrictions
- the move towards ‘living with COVID’.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic continued to affect Australia’s domestic tourism market. Results were still down on pre-pandemic levels.
In December 2021:
- there were 8.6 million overnight trips, down 12% on December 2019
- spend was down 8% ($484 million) to $5.7 billion
- strong results were also seen in intrastate and regional travel.
Early data shows domestic overnight trip rates for January 2022 were similar to January 2021.
Read the full results on the TRA website.