Destination NSW and DNC have produced a ‘Value of Tourism’ document, drawing from different data sources to highlight the significance of our industry. Key findings from 2018 and 2019 include:

  • Every minute, tourism delivered $9,787 of visitor spend to the North Coast. This is $14.1 million per day and $5.1 billion annually, a 12% increase on 2018.
  • Tourism continues to deliver 9.5% of local jobs, supporting 7,394 businesses (+4.5% YOY) and employing just under 22,000 residents.
  • Visitors stayed in North Coast hotels for 28.5 million nights (+14%), with an average nightly rate of $185.
  • Airports in the region supported 10,616 flights (+0.4%) with a total capacity of 849,143 seats (-0.8%).

Download the PDF here.