The number of international tourists visiting the Fraser Coast has continued to fall.
The number of international tourists visiting the Fraser Coast has continued to fall. Valerie Horton

International tourist numbers down by 10% on Fraser Coast

THE Fraser Coast's international tourist numbers are continuing to decline, dropping by 10% in the year to March when compared to the previous corresponding period.

The quarterly international Tourism Snapshot, released by Tourism Queensland on Wednesday, showed there were 114,000 international visitors to the Fraser Coast in the year ending March 2013.

The report showed a 21% decline compared to same time in the previous year in the Fraser Coast's biggest market, the United Kingdom.

It showed the region's other key source market, Germany, also saw a 10% decline.

The same decline was reported in the December quarter International Visitor Survey.

The report did show there were signs of growth for the Fraser Coast in the New Zealand and North American tourism markets.

The average stay for international visitors on the Fraser Coast, including those on business or visiting relatives, was about five nights.

Across Queensland overall, international visitors grew by 6%.

International tourists make up about 16% of the Fraser Coast's tourism market.



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