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Tourism Australia’s @Australia profile is
the most followed country on Instagram.
Why? Well here’s a look at what
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Tourism Australia receives over 700 photos per day through
Instagram and features the best one every 6 hours.
Photos are selected based on research and background stories are
added to give followers more information, as well as a place to
click through to find out more.
“This is Olivia reporting LIVE from
Bondi… Back to you in the studio.”
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The team add captions such as:
Because, why not?
And sometimes our features
actually do make the real news.
The profile gives us a look at how people
are holidaying across the country.
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So far more than 3800 features
on the account have generated:
Being featured on @Australia gives our follower’s photos a massive boost.
Original Featured Original Featured
60 -> 36,986 likes
4 -> 376 comments
234 -> 44,577 likes
15 -> 287 comments
1,122 -> 37,890 likes
33 -> 613 comments
65 -> 29,436 likes
11 -> 326 comments
We make our followers
the hero and always give
them credit for taking
such an amazing shot.
We love feedback and crack a smile when we get comments like this:
“I am living in Germany and every morning when I'm waiting for
my train to work freezing I see the wonderful pictures about the
sunny Australia. That bright up my mood every morning. Thanks for
that! Greetings from the cold Germany!”
The aim of the account is
to help inspire travel to
and within Australia.
So, how well are we doing?
We asked our followers…
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Q. To what extent has the @Australia profile influenced
your likelihood to travel to or around Australia?
International citizen living overseas
Australian citizen living overseas
Australian citizen living in Australia
Expatriate living in Australia
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48% much more
61% much more
Australians are very proud of their country
and want to show it off to the world.
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of our Australian followers
think their photos help
promote travel to Australia.
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91% of our international followers
say that the @Australia
profile inspires them to find
out more about Australia as
a holiday destination.
Our aim is to create high
engagement and also help
inspire our followers to click
through to the credited
profile to discover more.
Because we live in the future in Australia and a large part of the northern
hemisphere is asleep during our daytime (and vice versa), the profile
features photos 24/7.
Most photo features achieve their peak popularity within 2h20.
of our international followers
say they’ve already visited
Australia which is amazing,
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Most of our comments
contain other Instagram
handles. Which means our
followers are inviting their
friends to view the photos.
Not just telling stories, but
giving a story to tell is one
of Tourism Australia’s core
social media principles.
We specifically design our
posts so that others can
add to them.
42% of our international
followers said they are
currently planning a trip
How does Tourism Australia stack up compared to
other national tourism boards on Instagram?
Australia Canada New Zealand United Kingdom South Africa United States
The team love the incredible shots
that come through the profile so
much that we’re covered the office
walls with them.
Guests that visit Tourism Australia’s
office now have to visit the wall.
The real secret to @Australia’s success is that it’s powered
by a loyal follower base of people who love Australia and
want to show off this amazing country.
And that is a big win!
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