The Australian hotel market experienced slower growth in 2018 across the major tourist centres such as Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast.

The Sydney Opera House once again proved its popularity as the most visited tourist site with 3 million international visitors flocking to the site during the year.


Australia received 9.2 million international visitors in the year to November 2018, marking a 4.8% increase in arrivals over the period. However, the proportion of visitors from China lifted 6.2% over the year, or 83,000 tourists, to a total of 1.42 million visitors.