• Visitors from the Gulf spent A$206 million ($186 million) on trips to Australia in 2006.
Average spend for Gulf region visitors in 2006 was A$5,870 – including prepaid international flights and package tours.
• 48 per cent of total expenditure came from Gulf visitors on their first trip to Australia or A$98.7 million whilst return visitors spent A$107.3 million.
Duration of Stay
• During 2006, visitors from the Gulf stayed a total of 1.3 million nights with an average stay of 36 nights in Australia, higher than the 27 nights average.
• During 2006, visitors from the Gulf region visiting Australia for leisure purposes stayed an average stay of 19 nights in Australia.