Tourism Research Australia (TRA) has released its monthly snapshot of the National Visitor Survey for October 2021, and unsurprisingly the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Australia’s domestic tourism market.
October saw a slight improvement in overall results compared to September 2021. This was due to easing lockdowns and restrictions across New South Wales (NSW). However, lockdowns continued in Victoria (Vic) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). This means domestic tourism remained well down on pre-COVID levels.
Early data shows domestic travel results will improve in November and early December as restrictions and border closures eased.