Leading online travel website, has crunched the numbers revealing now is the best time to book your Christmas and summer travel regardless of whether you’re travelling within Australia or further afield*.
The Wotif® team reviewed over 300 destinations to determine how Aussies can secure the best summer travel deals and the analysis reveals, Aussies can save up to 35% on both accommodation and airfares by booking their summer travel up to six months in advance*.
Amanda Behre, Wotif Travel Expert says: “If you want to secure the best price and flexibility in terms of flights and accommodation, our data shows us that now is the time to get organised and lock in your Christmas getaway. Christmas and New Year’s is the busiest travel period of the year, with our research showing 35% of Aussies plan to travel over the summer holidays*** so naturally the sooner you can book, the better.”
- Aussies can save up to 30% on domestic accommodation and up to 35% on airfares by booking their summer travel up to six months in advance*.
- There are savings to be had right across the country, however Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania are the top three states where accommodation is best booked in advance*.
- Travellers planning a coastal or beach getaway will benefit most from booking in advance, with great savings available across areas including Airlie Beach, Lorne, Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay*.
- Aussies can save up to 35% by booking their international accommodation and airfares up to six months in advance*.
- New Zealand is the top destinations to book in advance, followed by Vietnam.
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Top Aussie Accommodation to Book Ahead, according to Wotif.com*
Palm Cove, QLD
Limestone Coast, SA
Airlie Beach, QLD
Coffs Harbour, NSW
St Helens, TAS
Byron Bay, NSW
Top Aussie Flights to Book Ahead, according to Wotif.com**
Proserpine, QLD (Whitsundays)
Maroochydore, QLD (Sunshine Coast)
Ballina, NSW (Byron)
Gold Coast, QLD
Top International Accommodation to Book Ahead, according to Wotif.com*
Hoi An, Vietnam
Queenstown, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand
Top International Flights to Book Ahead, according to Wotif.com**
Noumea, New Caledonia
Christchurch, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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*Hotels: Based on an analysis of over 300 destinations available to book on Wotif.com. Pricing analysis is based on the average daily rate for 3 – 5 star-rated and self-rated accommodation demand on Wotif.com between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017 for travel from 24 December 2017 to 6 January 2018 for the described destinations. Prices shown are in Australian dollars, booked on the Australian site and are not necessarily the rates displayed on the site. Rates are subject to accommodation and date selections made.
**Flights: Based on an analysis of over 35 destinations available to book on Wotif.com. Pricing analysis is based on average round trip airfares for all ticket fare types on Wotif.com between 1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017 for travel from 24 December 2017 to 6 January 2018 ex Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin and Perth for the listed destinations. Prices shown are in Australian dollars, booked on the Australian site and are not the rates currently displayed on the site. Rates are subject to flight and date selections made.
***Research was commissioned by Wotif and conducted by Lonergan Research in accordance with the ISO 20252 standard. Lonergan Research surveyed 1,042 Australians aged 18+. Surveys were distributed throughout Australia including both capital city and regional areas. The survey was conducted online amongst members of a permission- based panel, between 4th May and 7th May 2018. After interviewing, data was weighted to the latest population estimates sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Wotif is a leading online travel site dedicated to Australian travellers. Established in Australia in 2000, one in two Aussies have travelled with Wotif since it launched. Now Wotif offers travellers access to accommodation, flights, packages, activities and car hire both locally and overseas, with verified accommodation reviews from almost two million Australian and New Zealand travellers.
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