For the year ending June 2013, the ACT recorded a 10.4 per cent annual increase in international visitation.
The ACT’s result compares with a 5.1 per cent increase nationally over the same period.
Tourism Research Australia’s International Visitor Survey has revealed Canberra’s highest year ending June figure since 2001, with 180,380 international visitors recorded for 2012-13, up from 163,375 in 2011-12.
It is estimated that international visitors to Canberra spent $376 million in the city, an increase of $30 million on the previous year.
China brought the greatest number of visitors to the capital this year, with 22,000 visiting Canberra, followed by the USA, with 20,000 and the United Kingdom on 18,000.