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    Victoria steals the sunshine from the Sunshine State with Wotif Aussie Town of the Year awards
    16 January 2019 – Today, leading online travel site Wotif has revealed the winners of the 2019 Wotif Aussie Town of the Year awards, recognising ten deserving locations across the country that have made a unique contribution to Australian tourism. Looking beyond traditional domestic hotspots and backed by Wotif’s 18-year Australian heritage, the awards aim to support local communities by encouraging Aussies to discover more of their own backyard.
    Chinchilla is one in a melon!
    Wotif reveals Australia’s ‘Next Big Thing’: The Big Melon in Chinchilla, Queensland 14 November 2018 – Today, leading online travel site Wotif has announced Chinchilla (QLD) as the home of Australia’s ‘Next Big Thing’, unveiling the newly-constructed Big Melon and ending a two-month nationwide pursuit to create Australia’s next oversized roadside attraction. Arguably the juiciest ‘Big Thing’ in Australia, The Big Melon adds to Queensland’s legion of iconic structures, with the state home to almost a third of Australia’s ‘Big Things’ including the Big Pineapple and the Big Mango.
    Queen’s Birthday the Most Affordable Long Weekend to Travel in NSW

    Not only is June one of the cheapest times to travel in Australia, new data from leading online travel site Wotif.com, reveals the June long weekend is the cheapest long weekend of the year to travel in New South Wales, with a predicted average accommodation rate of $197 per night*. In fact, according to Wotif, a June long weekend getaway is over 10% cheaper than an October long weekend getaway*.

    Top Places to Chase the Sun this Winter, according to the Wotif.com Winter Heat Index
    With winter here, leading online travel site, Wotif has crunched the numbers to uncover the best holiday destinations to chase the sun this winter, both in our Aussie backyard and overseas. Analysing accommodation costs, year-on-year search growth, average temperature, rainfall, travel time and distance from the coastline, the Wotif Winter Heat Index provides Aussies with insider knowledge on the best destinations to visit over the winter months.
    School Holiday Money Woes
    With school holidays in full force across the country, research from online travel site Wotif.com shows 78% of parents look forward to the school holidays and 45% of families often go away with their kids during the school holidays* but despite this, the rising cost of living is one of the largest growing concerns for Australians. Most of us (76%) believe the rising cost of living will impact our holiday choice over the next five years, with mid and young families most (81%) likely to be impacted**.
    Wotif celebrates Australia Day with the Town of the Year Awards

    With Australia Day around the corner, leading online travel site Wotif.com has today revealed the winners of the inaugural Wotif Australian Town of the Year awards. In the true Aussie spirit of giving everyone a fair go, the awards unearth the ‘must-see’ local towns across the nation in 2018.

    With half of all Australians (49%) looking to make their next trip a local one and two thirds of us seeing domestic travel as a way to reinvest in the local economy**,the awards, based on a Wotif pricing and demand index*, call out the local hotspots which should be on every Aussie bucket list this year.

    So, who took out Australia’s number one place in 2018?

    FROM THE TOP PLACE TO SMASH A PINT TO THE TOP TOWN TO DOWN A LAMMO: Wotif Reveals the Uniquely Aussie Town Awards

    In the lead up to Australia Day, where we come together to celebrate all things Aussie, leading online travel site Wotif.com have searched far and wide and put the vote to the people of this great nation to name the top towns to try some unique experiences you can only find in Australia.

    Whether you’re a foodie who enjoys a humble meat pie or cheeky glass of award winning Shiraz, or a nature lover looking to experience everything our great southern land has to show, Australia offers travellers an abundance of experiences. This Australia Day, Wotif.com wanted to look beyond the well-known hotspots, to call out the towns that make Australia great.

    1.     Top Wine Region: Margaret River, WA

    Wot’s Your Journey? Research reveals who we are and how we’re travelling

    ·       Two thirds of us see a holiday in Australia as an opportunity to reinvest in the local economy and support regional or rural communities

    ·       Over half of us opt for destinations which allow us to pursue passions – food topping the list!

    ·       Over a quarter of us take a trip to learn more about ourselves

    Travel Yourself Better with a Spring Break

    ·       96% of Australians feel recharged after a holiday, yet their post-holiday recharge feeling only lasts an average of 3.2 days

    ·       Taking a mini-break in spring revealed as the optimal time to recharge the batteries

    ·       Over two thirds of Australian workers experience greater tolerance in the workplace after a holiday

    Aussie families search for sand and snow these school holidays

    ·    Aussie interest in Ho Chi Minh City doubles (195%)

    ·    Families seek cool respite with demand for Mount Buller up 45%

    ·    Queensland remains Australia’s favourite home-away-from-home

    SYDNEY, 19 June 2017: While Queensland’s pristine beaches remain the most popular mid-year holiday choice, this year’s Wotif.com July school holidays data reveals Aussie families are beginning to buck the trend, with Australian ski fields in for a bumper season, and an increased interest in warmer climates overseas.  

    From the coast to the countryside: Wotif reveals New South Wales’ most popular Easter destinations

    Sydney, 6 April, 2017: With the Easter long weekend around the corner, leading online travel site Wotif.com has revealed the ten most popular New South Wales holiday destinations, with the Central Coast claiming the number one spot in the state and nabbing the sixth position nationally.   

    According to Wotif.com the most in demand New South Wales Easter long weekend destinations, ex capital cities*, are:

    1.     Central Coast (#6 nationally)

    2.     Byron Bay (#7 nationally)

    3.     Wollongong (#8 nationally)

    4.     Hunter Valley (#9 nationally)

    5.     Newcastle

    6.     Blue Mountains