By Renee Bogatko
It looks like Lonely Planet was right, people do love Canberra!
Visitor numbers are up more than 10% on last year, with 228,038 international visitors flocking to the capital over the past 12 months.
They boosted our economy by $114.8 million!
It comes off the back of increased marketing efforts overseas and the introduction of international flights to Canberra, with Qatar Airways joining Singapore Airlines next year.
Lonely Planet also recently announced Canberra as the third best city in the world to visit in 2018!
China continues to be the ACT’s largest international visitor source market, followed by the UK, USA, New Zealand, Indonesia and India.
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