It such a great time to travel to the Gold Coast, especially when we I see all the positive visitor statistics released by Tourism & Events Queensland. In fact, whether your intrastate vs. interstate visitor, there’s one thing for sure, if you’re planning a visit, you’ll need to book holiday apartments in Gold Coast sooner, than later before they all get snapped up.
Before I ring my own bell and tell you why you should book holiday apartments with Gold Coast Holiday Rentals, first let’s look at these statistics to see how intrastate vs Interstate statistics stack up.
According to the Gold Coast Regional Snapshot, the number of visitors in Gold Coast has slightly dipped for 2014 which isn’t great news considering our business is holiday apartments in Gold Coast. However, if we’re going to break down the figures into certain components, we’ll discover some gems.
For instance, in terms of intrastate travel, the number of travellers increased by 2.1% compared to the 2013 figures. Intrastate visitors are those whom live in Queensland and choose to travel within Queensland for holidays.
There’s a huge positive change if we talk about holiday intrastate visitors: 10.4%! These are the kinds of figures we want to see! I’m confident that the many tourism-related campaigns the local government has created has gone a long way in boosting this statistic. Not that I am biased, but one doesn’t really have to go far to have a fantastic holiday.
As for visiting family and relatives (VFR) and business travellers, figures have gone down by 7.1% and 20.8% respectively. Overall, however, because of the significant increase of holiday intrastate visitors, the total percentage for this group has gone up by 2.1%.
Meanwhile, Gold Coast has fewer interstate visitors last year when the number fell by -8.6%. Interstate visitors are those who travel to Queensland from other Australian states. The biggest change comes from interstate holiday travellers, which dropped 10.8%, and this is something I’ve noticed when looking at our holiday apartments bookings. The VFRs and business travellers were also in the negative, but we had more of them last year than holiday visitors.
How does this compare to the intrastate and interstate stats for Australia wide?
Here’s the good news: more Australians are opting to travel around domestically in 2014 than in 2013. Based on the data from Tourism Research Australia, the interstate overnight trips rose to more than 25,000 compared to a little over 24,000 in 2013. About 53,000 became intrastate overnight visitors for 2014. That’s more than 3,000 visitors in 2013.
What does these this data mean?
If you haven’t been travelling within the country including the beautiful Gold Coast, then most definitely, you’ve been missing out! This also reinforces my earlier assumption that people are becoming wise when it comes to travel. Perhaps they’re enjoying their money’s worth without having to travel too far.
Whether you’re trying to visit a relative or a friend, or are in town for business or a holiday, there’s always something great in store for you in Gold Coast. That’s why you don’t have to go very far to enjoy yourself and have a memorable traveling experience.
If you live in Queensland and are like one of the many intrastate visitors that have enjoyed the Gold Coast over the past year, then there is no better time than the present to secure a Gold Coast holiday apartment.
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