India Australia Tourism

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India Australia tourism has witnessed significant growth in the last few years. In order to encourage India Australia tourism a Memorandam of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the two countries in 2002. India is an important tourist destination for the Australian's for at present more than 1 lakh Australian tourists are coming to India annually. And Australia too welcomed around 68,000 Indian tourists in the year 2005 which is an increase of 22.5% from the previous year.

India Australia tourism is getting positive news for it has been predicted by the Emerging Market Strategy, that the arrival of visitors from India are expected by 2025 to reach 550,000. And the economic earning to Australia from India is expected to rise by a total of 890% to A$ 2 billion by 2025. The governments of both the countries realise the importance of India Australia tourism and thats the reason that the Australian- India Tourism Business Forum has been formed.

The Australian government knows the significance of Indian tourists and so inorder to encourage India Australia tourism it has decided to open an office in Mumbai by 2007. It plans to target business incentive groups, upscale families, and honeymooners. The Indian visitors average duration of stay in Australia was between eight to ten days in 2005. And they spend on an average A$ 2,290 per head during their stay in Australia in 2005. The most popular tourists destination in Australia are as follows:
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Sydney
  • Uluru- Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Tweed Valley, Northern New South Wales
  • Flinders Ranges
  • Cradle Mountain
The best time to visit Australia is from May to October and from December to February. India Australia tourism has also seen an increase in Australian tourists to India. The most popular tourists destinations in India are as follows:
  • Goa
  • Taj Mahal
  • Kerala
  • Rajasthan
  • Ajanta Caves
  • Red Fort
The best time to visit India is from October to February. The India Australia tourism must keep in mind that although it is growing at a steady pace in order to sustain it, it must market itself. Thats the reason that the Australian government has decided to spend Rs 1.6 crore in order to promote Australian tourism in India. But it is going to be difficult to do it for India is a diverse country with 29 states and 7 union territories, 18 offical languages and tens of thousands of media bodies.

Keeping in mind the strong bilateral relationship between India and Australia much more can be done to promote India Australia tourism. And there is still a lot of scope for improvement in India Australia tourism.