Report: Tourism businesses in Australia 2014-19

Tourism Research Australia, a branch of Austrade, has released a report on the trends in tourism businesses from June 2014 to 2019.

Some of the key findings include:

  • Tourism businesses make up around 13% of Australia’s 2.4 million businesses.
  • Many of these provide services to both local communities and tourists.
  • 56% of tourism businesses had employees in 2014, but this dropped to 51% in 2019.
  • Tourism employment grew 23%, compared to 11% for national employment over the period.
  • The sharing economy is continuing to affect business numbers.
  • While only 31% of tourism businesses were located in regional areas, they accounted for 44 cents of every visitor dollar spent in Australia in 2018–19.


Full report

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