Australians are a travel hungry bunch and not even the plummeting Aussie dollar is deterring us from jumping on a plane and exploring the world. That’s according to a new survey by travel company Expedia. The organisation has also put together the destinations Australians want to visit the most in the near future. Is your dream holiday location on the list?
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Expedia surveyed 5450 Australians adults and found that 84 per cent of respondents have been overseas, 71 per cent have done so in the past two years. The average Australian international traveller has visited eight countries, according to Expedia. Nearly one in 10 of those who have been overseas have travelled to over 20 countries.
While you’d think the weaker local dollar will make Australians think twice about heading abroad, 73 per cent of people surveyed who have been overseas intend to travel again in the next 12 months.
Expedia was also interested in finding out which destination Australians want to visit the most. According to the survey, 97 per cent of respondents had a “Travel Bucket List” which details where they want to go in the next five years. Here are the top 10 international locations that were on those lists:
|4||New Zealand||9||Hong Kong|
As for the local destinations:
|1||Melbourne||6||Great Barrier Reef|
|3||Hobart||8||Central Australia, Cradle Mountain|
|4||Gold Coast||10||Broome, Great Ocean Road|
No, the last two rows are not typos. All four destinations came equal 10th
What countries are on you “Travel Bucket List”? Let us know in the comments.