Visitor visas for Asian markets: A comparison between Australia and key competitors

Tien Pham, Giang Thi Linh Phi, Susanne Becken, C Jin, J Su

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Abstract

Visa costs and processes can have a major impact on the number of visitors to a country. On the one hand, visas are an instrument that all governments, and the Australian Government in this case, use to control who can enter their country for various reasons, more so to ensure security where undesirable foreign
nationals are screened and prevented from entering. On the other hand, visas are also perceived as a revenue raising device for many destinations where the politically safer option of “tax exporting” is preferred. Thus, it is imperative to strike a balance between these purposes, as the visa fees and the processes play a significant role in determining a country’s competitiveness in the global tourism market.
It is on these bases that this report examines Australia’s visa schemes for six important Asian source markets – China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan – in comparison with our key competing destinations, namely New Zealand, the UK, the US, Canada and the Schengen countries.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationQueensland, Australia
PublisherGriffith Institute for Tourism Research
VolumeReport No 14
Number of pages51
ISBN (Print)ISSN 2203-4862
ISBN (Electronic)ISSN 2203-4870
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Destination
Competitors
Government
Asia
Costs
Competitiveness
Revenue
Tax
China market
Canada
New Zealand
Taiwan
India
Exporting
Fees
Indonesia
Thailand
Tourism

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Pham, T., Phi, G. T. L., Becken, S., Jin, C., & Su, J. (2018). Visitor visas for Asian markets: A comparison between Australia and key competitors. Queensland, Australia: Griffith Institute for Tourism Research.
Pham, Tien ; Phi, Giang Thi Linh ; Becken, Susanne ; Jin, C ; Su, J. / Visitor visas for Asian markets : A comparison between Australia and key competitors. Queensland, Australia : Griffith Institute for Tourism Research, 2018. 51 p.
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Visitor visas for Asian markets : A comparison between Australia and key competitors. / Pham, Tien; Phi, Giang Thi Linh; Becken, Susanne; Jin, C; Su, J.

Queensland, Australia : Griffith Institute for Tourism Research, 2018. 51 p.

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