Tourism

STUDY: Aussies prefer comfort of their own backyard when it comes to travel

Aussies are most likely to stay close to home instead of exploring far and wide, new research has revealed.

According to the study, by Avis Australia, 11 million (58 per cent) or Aussies travelled within their own state in the past year.

With road trips at the heart of Australian domestic travel, it was no surprise that the research found 32 per cent of Aussies love a road trip and have been on at least one in the last year.

On the other hand, Avis Australia discovered that one in five Aussies are yet to embrace the travel bug, with more than of three million (18 per cent) not travelling or hiring a car in the past year.

By state, the study shows that South Australians are the nation’s most adventurous, with 34 per cent hitting the road in the last year, and 56 per cent exploring beyond their borders and travelling interstate.

Victorians are the guiltiest culprits for staying within their state, with 64 per cent choosing to stay close to home, and 37 per cent who have taken a road trip within Australia.

Surprisingly, only 28 per cent of respondents from Australia’s second biggest state by land area, Queensland, are reported to have taken a road trip within Australia in the last year.

The research also delved into what factors are important to Aussies when selecting their next holiday destination.

The top reason cited by travellers was whether the destination offers them an escape from their everyday lives (56 per cent), followed by the safety of the destination (53 per cent), weather (50 per cent) and it being cheap (43 per cent).

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Aviation

ACCC gives Virgin Australia’s cooperation plans with Virgin Atlantic a boost

This news couldn’t have come at a better time for Virgin Australia, given its current financial predicament.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Agent wrap: Beyond Travel’s Sri Lanka commission deal, Magellan award winners revealed + MORE!

This week’s agent wrap is somewhat of a whopper, a “Big Bertha”, a “Goliath”. Meaning there’s lots of news.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Nearly half of all new cruise builds to rely on LNG fuel: CLIA

The cruise industry is making “unprecedented” progress in going green, according to CLIA. Find out exactly how it’s making cruising more sustainable here.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Young man snagged at Indian airport after impersonating 81-year-old to enter US

In all honesty, Travel Weekly thinks this man’s disguise was pretty convincing.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

A&K reveals its 2020 ‘hot list’

Abercrombie & Kent has announced its ‘hot list’ for 2020. However, that’s not to suggest it’s made up of attractive people in the travel industry.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Maori groups threaten to boycott Air New Zealand over ‘kia ora’ trademark

The airline is seeking to trademark the masthead of its inflight magazine, Kia Ora, just in time for Maori language week.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Aussie travel bloggers detained in Iran over alleged drone activity

The pair were documenting an overland voyage from Australia to London when they were arrested for allegedly launching a drone near a military area.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Pilot’s coffee spillage causes plane carrying hundreds to divert

by Christian Fleetwood

According to the incident report, the pilot was using a single-use cup. Shame, shame, shame!

Share

CommentComments

Road & Rail

Flight Centre drives away with Uber

Look, we were going to go with the headline “Flight Centre shifts up a gear with Uber”, but thought it was too lame.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Flavour of the Week: LATAM’s new CEO, RCL gets new agency, Uber Air appoints boss + MORE!

There has been an awful lot of movement in the travel industry recently, so we’ve prepared a mammoth wrap-up of all the latest appointments to give you some to toast to down at the pub later today.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Tourism Australia names new boss

Tourism Australia has appointed its new managing director, who also happens to be the organisation’s first-ever female head.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

“It’s a complete abrogation of responsibility”: Flight Centre urged to stop selling elephant riding

by Christian Fleetwood

Flight Centre has ruffled a few feathers over its stance on elephant riding. Get the lowdown here.

Share

CommentComments