The North Coast continues to benefit from strong domestic and international traveller numbers, the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said citing the latest International Visitor Survey.
“We’ve seen 5,569,000 domestic and 354,000 international visitors flock to our region in the 12 months to September. That’s an increase of 7% and 3% respectively from the same period in the previous year,” he said.
“That makes us the most popular destination for both domestic and international tourists in NSW outside of Sydney and one of the most popular regional destinations in the country.
“This is a testament to our local tourism operators and means more people in local restaurants, staying in local hotels and visiting local tourist attractions.
“Every dollar spent in our local businesses helps to maintain and create local jobs, and strengthens our local economy.”
The latest International Visitor Survey results are available at: www.tra.gov.au.