The latest International Visitor Survey (IVS) shows that Australia is continuing to benefit from growing numbers of tourists from Asian countries. The number of tourists from the rest of Asia also increased, with the number of Malaysian tourists increasing 15 per cent, the number of Singaporean visitors increasing 13 per cent and HK, Thailand and India increasing ten per cent. The survey found that overall, tourist numbers from Asia grew by 9 per cent since 2013, to 2.7 million visitors, Xinhua reported. Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb said that the greater visitations should help boost the 929,000 jobs in the Australian tourism industry. Visitor numbers from China grew by 14 per cent to 697,000 with their expenditure increasing 15 per cent to reach AUD $5.1 billion. Source = ETB News: Tom Neale In addition, overall tourist expenditure increased to AUD $ 28.6 billion whilst the number of visitor nights increased by 5 per cent to 73 million.