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Australia is likely to welcome 50 million visitors in next 2 years

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 20, Jan 2018

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Australia is expected to welcome nearly 50 million visitors from world over by 2020. As per the latest reports Australia welcomed 40 million visitors in the year 2017 by air. As per the immigration and border protection team, the immigration influx last year was an unprecedented and this year, this year number of visitors passing through Aussie international airports will touch the 50 million mark in next couple of years.

Rising Number of Visitors in Australia

As per the recent data reports, in the Christmas holiday season, over 2.3 million visitors landed in Australia. The influx of travellers, which started around Christmas continued in the first week of New Year 2018 as well, as over 450,000 travellers reaching and departing from Australia at the end of first week of the New Year. This was seven percent more compared to year prior to that. Just before Christmas, i.e. 22nd January, 2017 to 7th January 2018, more than two million people arrived with an average of 140,000 every day.

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Massive influx of travellers during festive season

Sydney Airport recorded the largest pass through of travellers (i.e. just under one million) around the same period with nearly equal number of arrivals and departures. It was about 4.6 percent higher compared to the figures of 2016 during the same period. The other Australian International Airports, i.e. Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra, etc. were not far behind in terms of percentage increase for the number of travellers compared to last year.

December 23rd 2017 was the busiest day of the festive season, with largest number of arrivals and departures recorded in a single day. The introduction of new SmartGates at Australian International Airports, played a significant role in terms of handling such huge number of visitors during the festive season.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.

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