The National Visitor Survey snapshot for the month of May 2022 has been published by Tourism Research Australia (TRA). Data is typically compared to the previous year, however in this report comparisons are with 2019 figures to show changes from before bushfires and Covid.
May 2022 showed improved domestic travel after a Covid-impacted 2020 and 2021. While overnight trips remained slightly down (down 2%) compared to May 2019, an increase in overnight spend (up 33%) is a positive sign and likely indicating yield is also up.
A national level, while visitor numbers had not returned to pre-pandemic levels the data indicates visitors were on average spending more money. The average spend per trip was up $219 or 35% to $842 when compared to May 2019.
Read more on the TRA website