Trans-Tasman bubble boosts international travel

The introduction of the trans-Tasman travel bubble on 18 April 2021 has boosted international travel, according to new provisional travel statistics from the ABS.

Arrivals of non-Australian citizens doubled in May to 71,060 from 35,210 in April:

Non-Australian arrivals

International arrivals doubled in May.

This was driven by a 32,000 increase in arrivals from New Zealand:

International arrivals

Big lift in New Zealand arrivals.

In a similar vein, departures of non-Australian citizens also rose significantly to 66,920 in May from 41,080 in April:

International departures

International departures also rose significantly in May.

This was driven by a doubling of departures of New Zealand residents:

International departures

Big lift in New Zealand departures.

Full report here.

Unconventional Economist

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