Australia has welcomed 5.
7 percent more short term visitor arrivals during April this year compared to the same month last year, according to new Australia Bureau of Statistics results.
The figures released this week reveal that up to 508,000 short term arrivals landed in Australia for the month, a further 0.5 percent increase over arrivals during March 2012.
As visitors took the time to explore the Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock and the Parliament House, Aussies also trekked out on short vacations with 5.6 percent more short-term resident departures in April this year compared to the corresponding period 2011.
Up to 673,000 Australians took a short trip out of the country, 0.7 percent more than those who travelled during March this year.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J