Monday, 12 November 2018
The latest tourism data released by Murray Regional Tourism and Tourism Research Australia shows unequivocally that tourism is booming in the Murray Region under the Andrews Government with both domestic and international visitors flocking to our region.
According to the latest data, visitor numbers to the Murray Region are increasing, visitors are staying longer and spending more.
As seen below, there have been significant increases in Domestic overnight, International overnight and Domestic Daytrip visitors to the region, for the year ending June 2018:
- 6.2 million Visitors, up 11.9% on YE June 2017 (and up 20.2% on YE June 2014)
- 9.6 million Nights, up 9.5% on YE June 2017 (and up 18.3% on YE June 2014)
- $1.8 billion spent by visitors in the region, up 25.2% on YE June 2017
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“These are outstanding results for the region. Right across the Murray Region, people are coming to enjoy the magnificent sights and experiences on offer, boosting small businesses and jobs which is a fantastic outcome.”
“The Andrews Labor Government has worked hand in hand with Local Government, organisations and businesses by investing in our key local assets, protecting our environment and helping to make the Murray region an even better place to visit.”
Quotes attributable to Peter Williams, Labor Candidate for Murray Plains
“As a former Mayor of Campaspe, I know how important tourism is to our Murray communities and it’s great to see it thriving under the Andrews Labor Government.”
Quotes attributable to Tony Alessi, Labor Candidate for Mildura
“This is great news for our region and as a local business owner it’s great to see this Government supporting tourism and economic development.”
Quotes attributable to Mark Tait, Labor Candidate for Benambra
“Tourism is a major employer along the Murray. The Andrews Government’s investment is creating good, local jobs for the long-term. We’re bringing jobs back to regional Victoria and the tourism industry is a key component in that. It is initiatives like this that have enabled us to deliver more than 54,000 jobs in regional Victoria over the past 4 years.”