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Indian tourist numbers jump 13%...

Indian tourist numbers jump 13% in a year

Indian tourists are now starting to favour Australia as a destination.
A greater number of Indian tourists are now starting to favour India over their former favourite holiday destinations, it has been revealed by results published by Tourism Australia.

It said that in the first four months of 2014 there were 13 per cent more tourists from India in the nation than there had been in the same period a year ago.

Indian visitors typically favour the likes of the Middle East, with the UAE having been a popular destination for them in the past few years.

However, a shift towards Australia could be good news for the property market in Australia, as Indian tourists are well known for purchasing second homes in their favourite holiday locations - a reality which has boosted the number of sales in Dubai in recent years.

In April alone this year, more than 17,000 people from India came to Australia, which was over 1,000 more than visited in March.

Posted by Ravin Chatlani

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