Aussies escape to celebrate Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

BRISBANE – 1 June 2012

Aussies are taking the opportunity to get away for the Queen’s Jubilee long weekend, with accommodation bookings up more than 40% in some parts of the country, according to leading accommodation website Wotif.com.

Popular tourist hub Byron Bay has seen bookings increase by nearly 40% this year compared to the Queen’s Birthday long weekend last year, with Coffs Harbour on the Northern New South Wales coast up by nearly 35%.

Megan Magill, General Manager Wotif Brands, said that although beach destinations are still proving popular despite the cooler weather, a lot of Aussies are heading to cities for the Queen’s Jubilee.

“Parts of the Sydney CBD have seen strong bookings for the coming long weekend, and areas of Melbourne are up by nearly 40%,” Ms Magill said.

“Hobart is also proving popular for long weekends, with bookings up on last year.”

“We’re expecting lots of bookings over the next few days while there are still plenty of great deals for the long weekend on Wotif.com.”

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About Wotif.com

Wotif.com sells accommodation online in 66 countries. Our great rates, broad accommodation range, easy-to-use site and 24/7 Customer Service Centre have made us the most popular way for business and leisure travellers in Australia and New Zealand to book accommodation online. Every month our site attracts 5.3 million visits, with customers making over 260,000 bookings.

Wotif.com launched flights in February 2010 and offers a great range of Australian domestic airlines, Trans-Tasman and international flights.

We launched in Brisbane, Australia, in March 2000 and now have offices in New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and the United Kingdom to support our growing international presence. Wotif.com is listed on the ASX, trading under the code WTF.

Rhiannan Grant Wotif.com Consumer PR Manager T: +61 7 3512 9920
Alyce Schlothauer Wotif.com PR Officer T: +61 7 3512 9906