Research & Statistics

While MRBTA does not collect primary research on visitation to Your Margaret River Region, there are a number of information sources which we refer to in order to track visitor numbers. Please read on for details.

State & Regional Data 

> Latest WA visitor facts & figures

The most up-to-date information on visitor numbers to Western Australia, visitor origin and spend, as well as overseas arrivals, departures, airport and accommodation data.

> Regional fact sheets & visitor profiles

Based on Tourism Research Australia’s National and International Visitor Surveys the fact sheets below are for key tourism areas in Western Australia. Look out especially for the Busselton and Augusta-Margaret River overnight visitor fact sheets that give an in-depth look at visitors to our region.

National Data

> Tourism Australia

In-depth information pertaining to international visitors, forecasts, and statistics on a monthly basis.

> Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Statistics from the Survey of Tourist Accommodation, covering occupancy and revenue data for tourism regions across Australia. The Catalogue number for WA data is: 8635.5.55.001.

> Tourism Research Australia

Information on all states and territories in regards to research and analysis, including both the International (IVS) and National Visitor Surveys (NVS), regional expenditure, economic impact and employment data.

Latest news

New President for Tourism Council WA

By | Research & Statistics

New Tourism WA President Announced Tourism Council WA has welcomed a new President. Long-time advocate for regional tourism, Chris Pye, has been elected as the new President of Tourism Council WA following the resignation of Manny Papadoulis as President and Director. Mr Pye owns and operates regional accommodation provider Hospitality Inns,…

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New Tourism WA Commissioners Announced

By | Research & Statistics

Major Industry Changes New Tourism WA Commissioners Announced   Tourism Council WA has welcomed the four new Tourism WA Commissioners announced by Tourism Minister, Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA. Tourism Council WA has consistently advocated for people with industry experience and tourism marketing skills to be strongly represented among the Tourism…

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Busselton and Margaret River among Trivago’s top picks

By | Research & Statistics, Your Margaret River Region Events

Busselton and Margaret River are the 18th most searched destinations in Australia when grouped together, according to the travel website Trivago. Between 2016 and 2017, Trivago media relations spokesperson Samantha Hendricks said Margaret River searches grew considerably and Australians were more willing to spend higher prices than some of the top…

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The Year That Was | Highlights from the past 12 months | Infographic

By | Industry News & Updates, Research & Statistics

We are thrilled to share with you the results from 2015-16, the first official year of the Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association. It’s been momentous for many reasons, and significant initiatives and milestones reached.  We have put together the below infographic to showcase some of the highlights from the past 12 months including:…

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Presentation video: Umbrella branding

By | Industry News & Updates, Marketing & Membership team blog, Networking Events, Regional Branding Updates, Research & Statistics, Workshops & Industry Training
Did you miss our special workshop on umbrella branding and the case study for food & wine tourism in the South Tyrol as presented on Monday 22 February at Wyndham Resort & Spa, Dunsborough? Well put the kettle on,  grab a biscuit and get comfortable. For the third and final encore (they also presented...
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Growing appetite for Food & Wine

By | Industry News & Updates, Research & Statistics, What's new in the industry?, Workshops & Industry Training
Your Margaret River Region has further cemented its position on Australia’s culinary map after winning the title of ‘Must-Visit Food Region’, as voted by 4,000 readers of Australian Traveller magazine. The region beat tough competition from Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley and Yarra Valley to come top in the category, and...
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