Maharashtra is top Indian tourist source market for Australia


Maharashtra has emerged as the leading source market for Australia with over 59,000 tourists from the state visited Australia in the year ended June 2017.

According to data compiled by Tourism Australia, The state of Maharashtra ranks as the leading Indian source market for Australia for the year ended June 2017.

Maharashtra contributed to a growth of 18% in tourist footfalls for the year ended June 2017. In the year under review, a total of 2,77,100 Indian tourists visited Australia, a growth of nearly 15 per cent over the last year, and making the country the ninth largest inbound market.

Maharashtra was followed by Delhi, from where 32,000 holiday-makers travelled to Australia. The capital state was followed by Karnataka (30,000), Tamil Nadu (20,000), Punjab (18,000) and Gujarat (17,000).

However, West Bengal, which was at the ninth position among Indian source markets, witnessed the maximum growth of 97 per cent with 11,400 people from the state travelling to Australia.