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Tourism Australia targets AUD 1.9 bn overnight visitor spend from India by 2020

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first_imgTourism Australia has achieved its target of receiving 3,00,000 Indian visitors much ahead of its time in 2017, a target set for 2020. The Australian Government agency in its analysis about the Indian market stated that the country received a total of 302,655 Indian visitors for the year ended December 2017, thereby marking a rise of 15.4% compared to the same period last year. Tourism Australia is expecting about 3,68,000 Indian visitors to the country in FY2019-20 with a growth of 9.1%.Talking the potential of the Indian market for Australia, Brent Anderson, Regional General Manager, South & South East Asia, Tourism Australia, said that India currently is the eighth largest inbound market for arrivals for December 2017, and they are looking at India to rank on the fifth position by 2025.Read it at Travel Biz Monitor Related Itemslast_img read more

Tourist electrocuted during sailboat tour at Laguna Milagros

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first_imgChetumal, Q.R. — One person has died and another injured when the sailboat they were touring in made contact with overhead electric cables.The accident occurred on Laguna Milagros outside the town of Huay Pix in the southern part of the state. Reports say one person died of electrocution while a second person was injured when they were touring the lagoon in a sailboat.It was around 3:00 p.m. when the boat apparently got caught up in low-hanging high voltage cables that supply the town of Huay Pix. One of the tourists on board the sailboat died instantly.Elements of the Federal Police cordoned off the area to give way to elements of the Office of the Prosecutor, who initiated investigations. The nationality of the tourists was not released, only that the respective consulate has been contacted.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more