China tourism booming in Australia, spending high

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Spending by Chinese tourists in Australia has hit an all-time high.

The recent International Visitor Survey (IVS) revealed that Chinese tourists spent 7.75 billion U.S. dollars in Australia in the 12 months to the end of September 2017.

China was the second biggest source of international visitors to Australia with 1.33 million people, trailing only New Zealand with 1.35 million.

In total, more than eight million tourists visited Australia in the 12-month period, staying a total of 268 million nights in the country and spending a record 31 billion U.S. dollars.

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