- Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Cairns the top national destinations for the Australia Day weekend
- Hamilton Island is the number one domestic destination Aussies want to visit in 2017
- Cairns is the number one beach town Aussies want to visit in 2017
- The Daintree Rainforest is the number two National Park Aussies want to visit in 2017
Monday, 23 January 2017: With Australia Day upon us, leading online travel site Wotif.com has counted down the nation’s hottest destinations, revealing Queensland beach and tropical destinations are the most in demand spots for the ‘long weekend’, which is a trend predicted to continue into 2017.
The ‘hottest’ Australia Day long weekend regional destinations1 Read more
· Flights to local travel experiences up to 400% cheaper than their international counterparts
· 90% of Aussies say if the price was roughly the same, they would go to a few destinations rather than just one
· Only 12% of Aussies have visited every state and territory in Australia
SYDNEY, Monday, 23 January 2017: With Australia Day around the corner, leading online travel site Wotif.com has conducted research which aims to highlight travel experiences in our own backyard and calls on Aussies to make 2017 the year to see more of the land down under. Read more
Australia’s ‘big things’ have long been a part of childhood holidays, with leading holiday website Wotif.com revealing more than half (52%) of Australians have snapped a holiday photo together with a big icon.
The Wotif survey of more than 1,800 Australians found Coffs Harbour’s Big Banana has narrowly beaten the Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast for the title of the number one big Aussie thing people have posed with for a holiday photo.
The survey statistics revealed somewhat of a state of origin, with all icons in the top list located in either Queensland or New South Wales, except for Victoria’s The Big Ned Kelly (number five) which is the only outsider to make the list. Read more
Australian psychologist urges parents to appreciate the little moments on family holidays for positive mental health and crucial childhood development
Wotif interviews kids about what’s really important on holiday – wotif.com/wotifinsider
September 13, 2016 – Leading holiday website Wotif.com® has released research revealing the majority of Australian parents* (85%) believe holidays were simpler when they were children, with 63% admitting to now having negative feelings prior to a family holiday. Read more
3 August 2016: According to online holiday website Wotif.com®, Aussie travellers love bringing home a souvenir to remind them of their holiday and onein four admit to being serial souvenir collectors, with an average of 40 items or more in their collection.
The Wotif.com survey* found that of the 87% of Australians who buy souvenirs on holiday, more than a third (35.5%) have brought back an unusual souvenir, with everything from piranha teeth to a wall hanging made from wedding dress necklines making their way home in Aussie suitcases.
The most unusual souvenirs bought by Aussies
· Back scratcher in the shape of the leaning Tower of Pisa from Italy Read more