India is,currently the speedly rising source market for tourism Australia. For the last five years, the number of Indian tourists has increased in double digits.
The ICC T20 Cricket World Cup is around the corner and Australia is ready to welcome spectators from all over the world. Australia will host the Women and Men T20 Cricket World Cup in 8 cities.
The women’s T20 cricket championship is scheduled from 21 Feb to 8 March 2k20. The men’s T20 cricket championship is scheduled from 18 Oct to 15 Nov 2k20. Both World Cup finals will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which is the largest cricket stadium. in the world.
Earlier, Australia hosted the ICC Cricket World championship in 2k15. Around 100,000 tourists from overseas came to witness this World Cup.
The final of the coming Women’s T20 World Cup will take place on 8 March 2k20, “International Women’s Day”.
The Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham, announced $ 5 million of additional funding for Tourism Australia. The funding was intended to promote the T20 World Cup and increase the influx of international tourists to Australia. It was also meant to increase the appeal of Australian tourism in India.
Quoted by The Hindu- Indian Nishant Kashikar is the country manager for Tourism in Australia and the Gulf. He says that India is now the sixth biggest source market for Australia in terms of spending.
India is the speedly rising source market for international tourists in Australia. Australia’s target of 300,000 Indian tourists by 2k20 was met three years ago by Dec 2k17.
Australia has always been a favorite destination for many high-value Indian tourists. As of June 2k19 there were 372,100 Indian tourists in Australia which is an increase of 11 percent over the earlier year.
A number of initiatives are below to handle the expected rise of Indian tourists to Australia in 2k20. Indian travelers can apply for an online visa through the Ministry of Home Affairs. Australia doesn’t require you to give hard copy of your passport, biometrics or any financial documents. Biometrics and a personal interview are also not required.
Online Tourist Visas have a processing time of 15 days with a visa validity of approximately 12 months.
Australia expects the number of Indian tourists to increase to half a million by 2k20 and one million by 2k25