**FILE** A Nov. 21, 2006, file photo of the Sydney Opera House taken from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. A meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee in New Zealand, Thursday, June 28, 2007, voted to add the Sydney Opera House as a World Heritage listing. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas, File) NO ARCHIVING
**FILE** A Nov. 21, 2006, file photo of the Sydney Opera House taken from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. A meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee in New Zealand, Thursday, June 28, 2007, voted to add the Sydney Opera House as a World Heritage listing. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas, File) NO ARCHIVING MICK TSIKAS

Tourism is booming, up 10%

A RECORD 7.2 million international visitors arrived in Australia in the year to June, an increase of 10%.

The International Visitor Survey by Tourism Research Australia shows the tourism industry is growing three times as fast as the rest of the economy.

International tourists spent $38.1 billion in the financial year, an increase of 14% or $4.7 billion over the year.

Thirteen of Australia's top 20 tourist sources saw record visitor arrivals, including New Zealand, China, USA, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Germany and Switzerland.

tra.gov.au.


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