Tourism Research Australia (TRA) has released its monthly snapshot of the National Visitor Survey for November 2021, and as expected the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Australia’s domestic tourism market.
November saw some improvement in overall results compared to October 2021. This was due to an end to lockdowns and easing of restrictions across New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (Vic) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
In November 2021:
- there were 7.2 million overnight trips, down 25% on November 2019
- spend was down 30% ($2 billion) to $4.5 billion
- spend declined most in the Northern Territory (NT), Tasmania (Tas) and Vic. Spend in:
- NT was down 67% to $65 million
- Tas was down 46% to $119 million
- Vic was down 43% to $829 million.
- Early data shows domestic travel results will continue to improve during the December and January holiday season. This is due to continued easing of restrictions and state borders opening.
Read the full results on the TRA website.