10 Nov '11, 5am

Australian tourism 'in crisis'

Australian tourism 'in crisis'

SYDNEY: Australia's ailing tourism industry on Thursday warned it was in crisis, with a nine per cent slump in arrivals in September due to global economic woes and no relief in sight. There were just 432,200 international visitors to Australia in September according to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released this week, compared with 790,600 locals jetting off overseas. It was a nine per cent plunge from the same period last year, with arrivals contracting in the nine months since January. The numbers of Australians taking a foreign holiday, meanwhile, has seen growth of 10.3 per cent across the calendar year, with 5.70 million departures due to the soaring Aussie dollar. Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson said global events such as Ramadan, reducing visitors from Indonesia and Malaysia, and the Rugby World Cup luring visitors to neighbouring New Zealand, had made i...

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