This time the State Leader Board looks at the economic direction of the visitor economy within the states and territories over time (FY07-FY17). As the profile of each state economy is different, it's not the size of the economic contribution of tourism that provided direction (Total GSP Share), but rather in a 'boom time' for tourism, what direction is the economic contribution taking in each state and what is the corresponding impact on tourism employment (Total Employment Share).
Number one on the Leader Board is Tasmania where the contribution of tourism to their economy has had the highest proportional increase of all the states, combined with a phenomenal increase in the share of tourism employment. Only three states managed to achieve a positive result in the double over this period - Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia.
There were several states with very large and growing visitor economies, however tourism was contracting proportionally within their overall economies which suggests an issue with focus and/or direction.