The Australia Council has just released (November 2018) an important research paper outlining the importance of arts tourism to Australia. International Arts Tourism, Connecting Communities, with all the latest trends, data and statistics notes:
Arts experiences play an important and growing role in international tourism to Australia. They engage international visitors with the uniqueness, depth and diversity of Australian culture, support local economies and share Australian stories and perspectives with the world.
A 14 page summary of the report can be found at Arts Tourism Australia Council Report 2018