Report shows Qld visitors grow
A YEAR-long look at tourism numbers on the Fraser Coast has shown international visitor numbers continue to drop across the region's key markets just as domestic markets grow.
The Fraser Coast regional snapshot released by Tourism Queensland yesterday took in visitor numbers in the year ending June 2012.
Fellow Queenslanders have continued to bolster Fraser Coast tourism, with a 4% growth in visitors from Brisbane.
There was a 1% drop in visitors from regional Queensland, but the Fraser Coast showed in 8% growth in the number of people visiting on holiday.
Tourists from other states chose to holiday either overseas or closer to home, with the report showing a 6% fall in the number of interstate visitors.
"Interstate holiday visitation continued to record declines, particularly from Sydney and Melbourne" the report said.
For the Fraser Coast's biggest international markets, visitors from the United Kingdom fell by 15% and 11% from Germany.
International visits dropped by 14% overall.
"The Fraser Coast has not seen the influx of Chinese tourists that other regions have experienced and subsequently has not been able to offset declines in visits," the report said.
Visitors from the United States, New Zealand and the Netherlands also declined by 15% or more. Visit tq.com.au to view the full report.