| National Visitor Data Report - January 2016 to December 2016 Albury Wodonga Overview|
Visitors spent over 1.6 million nights in the region which was down by 2.4 per cent on year end December 2015, however domestic overnight visitors to Albury Wodonga increased by 1.5 per cent to 672,000 in the same period. In the same period visitors spent on average $127 per night, resulting in an estimated total spend of $198 million.
Albury Wodonga received over 848,000 domestic daytrip visitors, down by 11.6 per cent on year end December 2015. It is interesting to note that Albury Wodonga captured 32.0 per cent of all day trips to the Murray Region. In the same period day visitors spent an average of $135, resulting in an estimated total spend of $114 million.
Albury Wodonga received 21,300 international overnight visitors – up by 34.7 per cent on year end December 2015, the share of visitors was also up 5.1 per cent. Expenditure in Albury Wodonga by international overnight visitors is considered statistically unreliable for the year end December 2016.
Murray Region Overview
In the same report figures released by Tourism Research Australia indicated at year end December 2016, the whole Murray Region showed a slight increase of 0.9 per cent in domestic overnight visitor nights (7.3 million). Day-trippers to the Murray Region showed an increase of 1.6 per cent the same period with nearly 2.6 million visitors being recorded.
International visitation continued to rise; the region recorded 63,600 visitors from overseas travelled to the Murray region – an increase of 13.9 per cent on the year ending June 2015. International visitors stayed almost 1.3 million nights (down by 9.1 per cent) injecting an estimated $55 million into the regional economy, averaging $41 per person per night.
For the full report and comparisons against other destinations in the Murray Region, visit the Murray Regions Quarterly Update: Year ended December 2016 on the Strategies and Research page.