Tourism recovery fades as Chinese shun Australia

By Leith van Onselen

The Australian Bureau of Statistics yesterday released its overseas short-term arrivals and departures figures for April, which showed a trend moderation in arrivals and a worsening is Australia’s ‘tourism balance’.

The number of short-term visitor arrivals dived by 16.3% in April in original terms, whereas short-term resident departures rose by 27.5% over the month. The ratio of annual arrivals to departures also fell to 80.7%:

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