Australia’s competitive advantage as tourist destination are:
- Four Australian cities, including Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth, feature in the list of the top 10 world’s most livable cities, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), with Melbourne having won the honor for the world’s most livable city for 5 years in a row.
- The findings of the target customer research and Consumer Demand Project (CDP) have revealed that the top five Aussie attractions that appeal to Indian travelers are the Australian beaches, iconic landmarks, wild life, food & wine, and the Great Barrier Reef (GBR).
- The research also shows that Indian travelers rated Australia’s Food & Wine as the best in the world. There is a diversity of available cuisines in Australia, including vegetarian options.
- Australians are seen as welcoming, warm and friendly.
Faster visa processing under the Preferred Agency Scheme (PAS), and recent introduction of electronic lodgment (e600) of visa applications for agents on the PAS and the pilot of three-year, multiple entry visas for applicants with a sound travel history