Indians contribute to Australia's tourism
Posted on Saturday 23 October 2010
After suffering for two years at the hand of the economic downturn, Australia's tourism industry is finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel thanks to its Indian visitors, reports the Australian Associated Press (AAP).
"It really has been a tough 18 months to two years," Tourism Queenland's (TQ) international executive director Wendy Harch told the news source. "It looks like we've turned a corner and are starting to see growth out of our key core markets."
Those markets are largely based in India and the Middle East. According to the news source, Indians were big contributors to the Australian tourism economy with their interests and fashion and in the country's natural tourist attractions.
Paul Buggy of TQ attributes the rise in Indian visitors to the "brag value."
"The greatest advertising we can do in that part of the world is let people speak for themselves because they do go home to their family unit and friends, and they talk about their experiences that they've had."
AAP reports that the country is also seeing a rise in tourism from the Korean honeymoon market.
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