SOUTH Australia has hit its 2020 target for Chinese visitors three years early, according to the latest International Visitor Survey results.
Rising to a record high of 61,000, visits are up 58pc and accelerating past the State Government’s 2020 target of 57,000.
Chinese expenditure is also up a huge 54pc to a record $371m for the year ending September 2017, also surpassing the low-range 2020 target of $370m.
These results are welcome news for the state’s growing $6.3b visitor economy, showing the additional $70m investment by the State Government to market South Australia interstate and overseas is paying dividends.
Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said