Day-trippers flocking to Albury-Wodonga

Friday 23 August 2019

Day visitors to Albury-Wodonga increased by 35 per cent during 2018, representing a $162 million injection into the local economy and a $29 million boost on the previous year.

The economic impact of tourism on the Albury-Wodonga economy was steady at $812 million compared to $814 million the previous year.

The figures are part of the Visitor Economy Trends 2018 report, published by AlburyCity and Wodonga Council under the Visit Albury Wodonga partnership.

Events continue to be a drawcard with more than 250,000 people participating in council-facilitated and supported events, up from 193,000 in the previous year.

Major events included the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup, Australian Polocrosse Classic, Chryslers on the Murray, Albury Gold Cup, Wodonga Gold Cup, the Australian Deaf Games and the Border Caravan and Camping Expo.

Visitors are also increasingly engaging with online platforms both before and during their visits, with 187,140 visitors to the Visit Albury Wodonga website, an increase of 24 per cent on 2017.

The full report can be found here.