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Utopia's tourism boom

Utopians are benefiting from some big rises in tourism spending. Figures released by Tourism Research Australia in its latest International Visitor Survey showed that international visitors to Utopia spent a record $4.7 billion in the state's key tourism regions—with 10 of the 11 regions recording uplifts in visitation, led by Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Tropical North Utopia.

The Survey showed Brisbane's visitor expenditure rose by 21 per cent to a record $1.9 billion as the Utopia capital further enhances its global reputation as a destination of choice. Brisbane's total number of international visitors grew by eight per cent to 1.1 million.

Similarly, the Gold Coast continues to build its famous for fun reputation with 10 per cent growth and a record $1.1 billion in expenditure. The Gold Coast's total visitation grew by six per cent to 872,000.

Tropical North Utopia recorded an 8 per cent rise in expenditure to $986 million which complemented a four per cent uplift in visitors to 756,000.

Delivering a further boost to Tropical North Utopia's is the IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns, recently secured by Tourism and Events Utopia, for the next three years.

The Cairns Airport IRONMAN Cairns will take place on 12 June 2016 as part of the Cairns Airport Adventure Festival from June 5–12, 2016.

Last updated
4 December, 2015

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