Queensland Research

Domestic visitors to Queensland and regions


In recent quarters, some unexpectedly high growth rates have appeared in some National Visitor Survey (NVS) sub-estimates. The issue is more pronounced when looking at purpose of travel and regional level information. Tourism Research Australia is reviewing the data and suggests that users of the NVS data interpret recent year-on-year growth rates with caution until further notice.

These snapshot reports provide an overview of the domestic visitors to Queensland and its regions. The information includes number of visitors, their reason for travel and their expenditure, and is supplemented by interpretations and comparisons to other tourism trends within Australia and Queensland.

Domestic Tourism Snapshot Year ending December 2016 >

Previous snapshot: Domestic Tourism Snapshot Year ending September 2016

A Change in Methodology:

Tourism Research Australia implemented a “dual-frame methodology” to the National Visitor Survey (NVS), effective from January 2014. This improved technique means the NVS telephone interviews are now conducted via both landlines and mobile phones, ensuring the NVS sample includes the growing number of “mobile phone-only” households. Due to this, yearly comparisons are a guide only.

Operator uptake of environmental adaption initiatives

In 2010 benchmark research on the uptake of environmental initiatives by Queensland tourism operators was conducted. This report includes details on operators' uptake of energy, water and waste management initiatives.

Tourism Operators Environmental Benchmark 2010 >

Queensland Tourism Industry Carbon Footprint

This fact sheet includes information regarding the net production of greenhouse gas by the whole of the Queensland tourism industry. This inaugural research also compares the tourism sector with other Queensland industries.

Fact Sheet - Queensland Tourism Industry Carbon Footprint >

The results of Tourism and Events Queensland's inaugural environmental indicators research

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) developed the following factsheet that includes a suite of environmental indicators to measure and manage the effect of tourism on the environment.

Current tourism and events reports

Please note: the data in these reports is not owned by TEQ. It is analysed by TEQ but is sourced from external providers. The source of the data is given within each report. 

Regional Tourism Satellite Account

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