Destination Gold Coast reported (17-Jul-2019) record domestic visitation at the Gold Coast for the year ended Mar-2019. According to National Visitor Survey results, total domestic overnight visitation increased 17% year-on-year to four million, with key market growth of 5.9% from Sydney and 1.7% from Melbourne. Overnight visitors from Brisbane increased 37.7% to a record 1.4 million. Total overnight visitation increased 13.1% to 2.1 million and spending increased 22.6% to AUD3.6 billion (USD2.5 billion). Destination Gold Coast CEO Annaliese Battista attributed the increase to visitors delaying holidays due to the 2018 Commonwealth Games and a strong summer period.