Low Australian dollar sees tourism surge

Australia has seen a jump in tourism figures this year with record number of international backpackers heading Down Under for the first time in a decade.

As the Aussie dollar decreases tourists flock Down Under.

As the Aussie dollar decreases tourists flock Down Under. Image by Martin Howard / CC BY 2.0

Among their top sights to visit is Queensland’s Fraser Island, which has overtaken Uluru as one of the top Australian attractions. European and British backpackers are adding Fraser Island to their east coast itinerary rather than focusing their trip on the Whitsundays. Traveller numbers to Fraser Island are up by 11.5% on the previous year, whereas Uluru and the Olgas reported a drop of 8.6%. The low Australian dollar means international visitors can stay longer and see more.  Read more: theaustralian.com.au

 

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