January 2013

NT top spots in 2012

DARWIN – 16 January 2013

Darwin maintained its position in the annual Wotif.com top destinations list for 2012, coming in as the eleventh most booked destination in Australia on the leading travel website.

Wotif.com Brand General Manager Megan Magill said that Katherine had jumped up one place to be the third most booked destination in the Northern Territory in 2012. 

“Katherine and Uluru swapped places in the last twelve months with Katherine moving up a place to number three,” Ms Magill said. 

“The rest of the list for the Northern Territory remained unchanged with most destinations managing to retain their place from 2011.” 
 

 

Top South Australian spots in 2012

ADELAIDE – 16 January 2013

Adelaide has taken out the number six spot in Wotif.com’s annual Australian top 20 destinations list.

The list is based on more than 260,000 bookings per month by Wotif.com customers in 2012. 

Wotif.com Brand General Manager Megan Magill said there were a number of changes to South Australia’s top 10 list in 2012. 

“There were two new entrants to South Australia’s most popular places, with Rowland Flat and Whyalla taking out ninth and tenth place respectively,” Ms Magill said. 

“Hahndorf nudged ahead of Tanunda to take fifth, while Clare pipped Port Augusta for seventh place,” she said. 
 

 

WA’s top spots in 2012

PERTH – 16 January 2013

Perth has moved up one place to fifth spot in the Australian top 20 destinations list, compiled annually by leading travel website Wotif.com.

As the only capital city to move up the list, Perth knocked Adelaide out of its fifth position, climbing a total of three places since 2009.

Wotif.com Brand General Manager Megan Magill said that there were further changes in the top ten list for the state, with Margaret River moving up one place to fourth, knocking Busselton from its spot, and Mandurah jumping one spot to eighth ahead of Kalgoorlie.

“There’s no doubt that the mining industry continues to have a positive impact on travel in Western Australia,” Ms Magill said.

“WA has also been very active in the last yea

2012 top spots in NSW

SYDNEY – 16 January 2013

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

The list is based on more than 260,000 bookings per month by Wotif.com customers in 2012.

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

These five destinations accounted for one quarter of all hotel rooms booked in Australia’s 20 most popular places in 2012.

Wotif.com Brand General Manager Megan Magill said this year there was more jostling among the ranks of NSW’s top destinations list compared to previous years.

“Coffs Harbour snuck into third place, swapping with Port Macquarie,” Ms Ma

QLD most popular state in 2012

BRISBANE – 16 January 2013

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

The list is based on more than 260,000 bookings per month by Wotif.com customers in 2012. 

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. 

Wotif.com Brand General Manager Megan Magill said it was great to see Queensland maintain its dominant position despite mixed reports about Australia’s tourism industry.

Top Tassie spots in 2012

HOBART – 16 January 2013

Hobart maintained its position in the top ten Australian destinations list for 2012, compiled annually by leading travel website Wotif.com. 

The only change to the state's top ten for 2012 was Burnie moving up a place to sixth, changing places with Port Arthur. 

Wotif.com Brand General Manager Megan Magill said that MONA continued to be a major drawcard for tourists to Hobart.

"The growing foodie scene and swag of festivals across the state are contributing to Tassie’s status," Ms Magill said. 

"It's very popular in particular for domestic travellers, especially in summer when Tassie is much cooler than the rest of the country."
 

Victoria's top spots in 2012

MELBOURNE – 16 January 2013

Melbourne has held on to its second place spot in the top 20 Australian destinations in 2012, compiled by leading travel website Wotif.com.

The list is based on more than 260,000 bookings per month by Wotif.com customers in 2012. 

Despite holding only one spot in the top 20 list, Victoria accounted for 20 per cent of all hotel rooms booked in Australia’s 20 most popular places in 2012.

Wotif.com Brand General Manager Megan Magill said there were a number of changes to Victoria’s top 10 list in 2012 compared to 2011.

"Bendigo leapfrogged from ninth to fifth place, which was the single largest movement by a region anywhere in Australia in 2012," Ms Magill said.