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Tourism numbers up over last year

Tourism Research Australia stats show overnight visitor numbers have jumped by nearly 20% in the last year through the Bendigo Loddon region.

There were one point three million overnight visitors in 2019

That also represents a 92-percent jump over the last decade.

The statistics are for the year ending September 2019. The Bendigo Loddon region includes the City of Greater Bendigo, Central Goldfields Shire, Mt Alexander Shire and the Loddon Shire.

Domestic

1.3M overnight visitors. 19.5% growth on the previous year and 92% growth over the past 10 years
2.6M visitor nights. 2.4% growth on the previous year and 89% growth over the past 10 years
3.2M day trip visitors. 7.1% growth on the previous year and 42% growth over the past 10 years

International

27,200 overnight visitors. 13% growth over previous year and 7.7% growth annually over the past five years
57,400 day trip visitors. 5.6% growth over previous year and 3.1% growth annually over the past five years

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