The level of permanent migration to Australia may be expected to influence numbers of both inbound and outbound tourists. Previous studies of migration-tourism interactions indicate that the proportion of the Australian population from overseas is a determinant of the aggregate demand for travel to and from Australia and the demand for travel to and from specific countries. After reviewing these previous studies this paper presents the results of a recent, more detailed study of the impact of migration on Australian inbound and outbound tourism. The study found a strong relationship between the number of persons born in other countries and 'visiting relatives' tourism to and from Australia. It also found a strong relationshipbetween the two way flow of visiting relatives tourism and post migrationand some evidence that the direction of the flow depends on relative incomes of Australia and other countries. Evidence from the Household Expenditure Survey 1988-89 indicates that migrants, particularly English speakers, spend more on overseas travel than do Australian born persons, and that this travel expenditure is partly at the expense of domestic travel. (a)For the covering entry of this conference, see IRRD abstract no 861523.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 53-65

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  • Accession Number: 00674971
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-642-18240-X
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1995 12:00AM