Western Australia remains popular among foreigners

Foreign holidaymakers continue to spend their overseas travel money in Western Australia (WA), new figures have shown.

Statistics compiled by Tourism WA have indicated that people are still flocking to this particular part of the country in their droves.

WA was one of three states – along with Victoria and Tasmania – to post growth in tourism revenue in 2011, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Around 738,100 people visited the state in 2011, which represented an increase of seven per cent on 2010.

Leaders at Tourism Australia will be delighted with the figures, as the organisation has been working tirelessly to promote the country with high profile campaigns such as There's Nothing Like Australia.

Chief executive at Tourism WA Stephanie Buckland said the growth was pleasing, especially the huge increase in Chinese visitors, as the number of people from the Asian country heading to WA grew by 57.5 per cent.

"Tourism WA will continue to work hard to maintain our share of traditional markets, whilst at the same time developing strategies to tap into the growth markets of Asia," she was reported as saying.

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