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International education booms in southern states – Qld sector growing nicely, but can do even better

In the vicinity of my office at the Johnson on Boundary St, Spring Hill, it appears that Queensland’s international education sector is booming. During weekday lunch times, Boundary St is usually teeming with students, mostly East Asian, studying at the … Continue reading

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International visitors take advantage of lower Aussie dollar

Expenditure by international visitors to Queensland increased to over $4.9 billion in 2015 from $4.2 billion in 2014, a 19% increase, according to new International Visitor Survey data released by Tourism Research Australia (see chart below). This was less than … Continue reading

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Victoria threatens to overtake Qld in international visitors

In a recent post, regarding new ABS data on the State or Territory in which short-term (i.e. for less than one year) international visitors to Australia spent the most time, Mark Beath asks: “Surely Victoria can’t really be about to … Continue reading

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Tourism recovering at slower rate in Qld than in rest of Australia

Queensland’s tourism industry is recovering at a slower rate than that of the rest of Australia, as shown in these charts from Tourism Queensland’s new International Tourism Snapshot:     Pete Faulkner at Conus Economics Blog has some insightful analysis of … Continue reading

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