January 2012

NT Top Spots in 2011

DARWIN – 9 January 2012

Darwin held its spot in the 2011 Australian top 20 destinations list compiled by leading accommodation website Wotif.com.

The list is based on more than 250,000 bookings per month by Wotif.com customers in 2011.

General Manager Wotif Brands Megan Magill said all Northern Territory destinations managed to retain their places in 2011, with no changes from 2010.

“There was no change to the top five booked destinations in the Northern Territory in 2011 compared to the year before,” Ms Magill said.

“It’s been a challenging year for the tourism trade in the Northern Territory.

Top South Australian Spots in 2011

ADELAIDE – 9 January 2012

Adelaide held on to its number five spot in the Australian top 20 destinations in 2011, on leading accommodation website Wotif.com. The list is based on more than 250,000 bookings per month by Wotif.com customers in 2011.

General Manager Wotif Brands Megan Magill said there were a number of changes to South Australia’s top 10 list in 2011.

“Port Lincoln moved up three places to third in 2011 following a big year of promotion around unique adventure activities like swimming with sharks and sea lions,” Ms Magill said.

“Port Augusta has also jumped one spot thanks to its thriving eco-tourism trade, with lots of people travelling to the region in 2011 to see the Flinders Ranges and Lake Eyre,” she said.

WA’s Top Spots in 2011

PERTH – 9 January 2012

Perth has held its spot in the 2011 Australian top 20 destinations list, compiled by leading accommodation website Wotif.com.

The list is based on more than 250,000 bookings per month by Wotif.com customers in 2011.

General Manager Wotif Brands Megan Magill said all West Australian destinations managed to retain their places, with no changes in 2011 compared to the 2010 list.

“There was no change to the top ten booked destinations in WA in 2011 compared to the year before,” Ms Magill said.

“Ongoing business travel to the region and increased internal travel within the state kept bookings steady,” she said.

Queensland continued to be the most represented state, with eight destinations in the top 20.

Top Tassie Spots in 2011

HOBART – 9 January 2012

Hobart held on to its spot in the 2011 Australian top 10 destinations list, compiled by leading accommodation website Wotif.com.

The list is based on more than 250,000 bookings per month by Wotif.com customers in 2011.

General Manager Wotif Brands Megan Magill said the main change to the Tasmanian 2011 top 10 list compared to 2010, was Bicheno and Freycinet changing places.

“Most Tassie destinations managed to maintain their grip on their 2010 places in the state’s top ten list,” Ms Magill said.

“The only real change was Bicheno sneaking up a place to ninth,” she said.

Queensland continued to be the most represented state, with eight destinations in the top 20.
 

Victoria’s Top Spots in 2011

MELBOURNE – 9 January 2012

Melbourne has held on to its second place spot in the top 20 Australian destinations in 2011, compiled by leading accommodation website Wotif.com.

The list is based on more than 250,000 bookings per month by Wotif.com customers in 2011.

General Manager Wotif Brands Megan Magill said the main change to the Victorian 2011 top 10 list compared to 2010, was Bendigo and Cowes changing places.

“Most of our Victorian destinations managed to maintain their grip on their places in the state’s top ten list,” Ms Magill said.

“The only real change was Bendigo sneaking up a place to ninth, bumping Cowes back into tenth place,” she said.

2011 Top Spots in NSW

SYDNEY – 9 January 2012

Sydney has held on to the number one spot in Wotif.com’s annual Australian top destinations list for the ninth year in the row.

The list is based on more than 250,000 bookings per month by Wotif.com customers in 2011.

New South Wales had five destinations in the top 20 Australian list including Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay.

General Manager Wotif Brands Megan Magill said the biggest change to the NSW 2011 list compared to 2010 was Albury and Wollongong changing places.

“Wollongong snuck back up to sixth place in 2011, swapping with Albury,” Ms Magill said.

QLD most popular state in 2011

BRISBANE – 9 January 2012

Queensland continues to hold the title of the top state in the annual Wotif.com top destinations list.

The list is based on more than 250,000 bookings per month by Wotif.com customers in 2011.

Queensland managed to hold the most represented state status, with eight destinations in the top 20 including Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Port Douglas, Mackay and Airlie Beach.

General Manager Wotif Brands Megan Magill said it was great to see Queensland maintain its place in the tourist market after a tough year.

“2011 was a challenging year for a lot of tourism operators in Queensland with floods and cyclones,” Ms Magill said.

Australia’s 2011 Top 20 destinations revealed

BRISBANE– 9 January 2012

Wotif.com has released its annual top 20 Aussie destinations for 2011, based on bookings made through the leading accommodation website.

Despite an unsettled year for the Australian tourism industry the list has remained unchanged from 2010.

Sydney and Melbourne maintained the top spots in 2011 in first and second place respectively, and the Gold Coast retained its grip on third place, leaving Brisbane in fourth for the second year in a row.

Although 2011 was a year of several natural disasters for Queensland, the Sunshine State continued to be the most represented state, with eight destinations in the top 20.

New South Wales also held on to its previous five destinations in the top 20.