Tourism industry now employs one in 13 working Australians

Original article by Mark Ludlow, Luke Housego
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 3 : 16-Aug-19

China remains the biggest market for the Australian tourism industry, according to a new Austrade report, with 1.432 million visitors in the year to June. Tourism jobs have risen by 34 per cent in the last 10 years, and the sector now employs almost one million people. Tourist spending has increased for nine years in a row to reach $143 billion a year, a rise of $50 billion over the past decade. Around 47 per cent of tourism jobs are part-time, due to its seasonal nature.


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