Australia aims to double Indian tourist arrivals by 2020


Australia has developed a long-term strategy to double the number of visitors from India by 2020. The year 2012 recorded a jump of 7.4% in visitors from India with the total number of Indians visiting Australia recorded at 159,200.

“India has been identified as a key market in helping Australia to achieve its Tourism 2020 goal of increasing the income generated by tourism to as much as AUD140 billion by the end of the decade,” Tourism Australia’s Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said.

“Long-term visitor numbers from India to Australia are estimated to reach up to 300,000 and potentially generate as much as AUD 2.3 billion annually by 2020,” he added.