Arts a bigger drawcard for international tourists than wineries, casinos or sport
19 Nov 2018
The arts are increasingly on the itinerary for visitors packing their suitcases to come to Australia, according to a new report from the Australia Council for the Arts: International Arts Tourism: Connecting Cultures.
Arts tourist numbers grew by 47% between 2013 and 2017, a higher growth rate than for international tourist numbers overall (37%). Visitors from Asia were the biggest group of arts tourists, representing almost half (48%) of all international tourists engaged with the arts.