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In the year ending June 2023 there were 139,000 domestic overnight and international conference visitors to regional NSW, who stayed 352,800 nights and spent $139.3 million.

Their average spend per night was $395 and their average length of stay was 2.5 nights.

In the year ending June 2023 there were 133,700 domestic overnight conference visitors to regional NSW, who stayed 305,900 nights and spent $130.4 million. Their average spend per night was $426.

In the year ending June 2023 there were 5300 international conference visitors to regional NSW, who stayed 46,900 nights and spent $8.9 million. Their average spend per night was $189.

The types of experiences/products that people attending a conference are booking and undertaking:

Using a five-year average to the year ending June 2023, overnight conference visitors to regional NSW are more likely to book budget or standard commercial accommodation, followed by luxury commercial accommodation.

They are also more likely to use motor vehicles as their mode of transport.

Travel trends

Using a five-year average to the year ending June 2023, the most participated in activity for conference visitors to regional NSW was social activities, followed by outdoor/nature activities.

In the year ending June 2023, domestic overnight conference visitors to regional NSW stayed for an average of 2.3 nights, while international visitors stayed for an average of 8.9 nights.

Using a five-year average to the year ending June 2023, domestic overnight conference visitors to regional NSW are more likely to travel as an adult couple or group of business associates. While international conference visitors to regional NSW are more likely to travel as an unaccompanied traveller.

Perception of the destination and return travel plans once they have visited for a conference:

Using a five-year average to the year ending June 2023, the top regions visited by domestic overnight conference visitors to regional NSW were the Hunter, the North Coast and the South Coast.

Using a five-year average to the year ending June 2023, the top regions visited by international conference visitors to regional NSW were the South Coast, the North Coast and the Hunter.