Wotif.com reveals the ‘hottest’ holiday destinations this Australia Day
Australians will be chasing the sun in their own backyard and abroad this Australia Day according to Wotif.com®
- Queensland and New South Wales coastal destinations are most popular.
- Melbourne is the number one city destination.
- Many Aussies will be going overseas for the Australia Day ‘long weekend*’, with Bali and Phuket being the most popular international destinations.
21 January 2016: As Aussies look forward to celebrating Australia Day with BBQs and beach cricket, Wotif.com has counted down the most popular coastal spots, city escapes and overseas destinations for getaways covering the ‘Australia Day’ period (22 – 26 January). Read more
21 December 2015:
From flying home to see the rellies to jetting off on an overseas holiday, thousands of Aussies will be starting the Christmas holidays at the airport.
Wotif.com® has crunched the numbers to reveal the popular airports on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (according to arrival and flight departures*) finding Sydney, Melbourne (Tullamarine), Gold Coast and Brisbane will be full of Aussie travellers.
Wotif Travel Specialist Kim Stockham said many Australians will be flying home for the festive season and spending part of the holiday break at the airport.
“With many Australians working up until Christmas Eve, the day before Christmas is a popular date for flying with people eager to spend the holidays with family and friends.” Read more
Australians have an appetite for travelling next year, according to a recent survey by Wotif.com, with 53% of Australians revealing the dollar’s low international currency exchange rate is not influencing their travel plans for 2016.
For the 47% of Australians who said their travel plans are influenced by the weakening dollar, of these, one in two (52%) are planning more domestic trips instead of international travel (the most popular way people were being influenced to change their plans) and half (50%) admitted they would be hunting for a bargain and looking for best value international destinations. Read more
Wotif.com reveals parents listen to their ‘holiday selves’ with half of parents relaxing the rules when they travel
With school holidays coming up, Wotif.com - the home of holidays, reveals plenty of parents switch to ‘holiday mode’ when they travel, with more than half of Aussie parents (59%) admitting they have a different parenting style while away with the kids.
The Wotif How are you travelling survey* found most parents (83%) are more relaxed on holidays and let some of the rules for the kids go.
Wotif Travel Specialist Kirsty La Bruniy said parents admitted they were more relaxed, fun and loosened the rules with the kids when on holiday. Read more
The top family holiday destinations and the most popular family hotels in the top three locations
Brisbane - 15 June 2015
With the mid-year school holidays fast approaching, holiday website Wotif.comhas revealed the favourite family holiday spots, as voted by Aussies in the recent Holiday Habits Survey*.
Beach destinations came out on top for families, with Australia’s Gold Coast receiving more votes in the Wotif.com survey than any other destination, followed by the Sunshine Coast in second place, and Fiji coming in as the third favourite family holiday destination. Read more