Destinations

Where are Aussies travelling this summer?

Hannah Edensor

We love a sunburnt country, so it comes as no surprise at all that Aussie holidaymakers this summer are chasing the sun and sand.

Holiday rental website Stayz has crunched the numbers and found that eight out of 10 top getaway destinations for Aussies these holidays are located by the sea.

Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay, Sydney, Broadbeach, Cowes, Jervis Bay, Margaret River and Torquay have been revealed as the most popular places across the country, and proving its rank as hot beach property, more than half of the hotspots were located on the east coast of Australia.

Interestingly, the Stayz research has also revealed that Aussies do not need a two-week getaway for the ideal summer holiday.

With less time to spend on extended trips, people are taking shorter holidays more often, with the average summer stay just 5.5 nights.

Stayz GM Anton Stanish said to beat the rush, you should be booking now.

“If you’re planning a summer getaway, booking sooner rather than later is your best bet,” he urged.

“Last year we received over 7.2 million rental enquiries over the summer period alone, spiking a massive 77%1 in comparison to non-peak seasons. With more people taking shorter and more frequent breaks, you need to get in quick this summer.

“Whether you’re sticking on trend and looking for a beachside break or looking for something more unique in a country retreat or city escape, there are holiday rentals to suit every taste, group size and budget.”

Stayz shared its top ten summer getaway destinations, along with a few of its favourite holiday rentals in each area for this year:

1. Surfers Paradise – Orchid Residences

img_30302_6e433ebc3f2101d819800c4f23a57aa9_max800x600

2. Byron Bay – Kieta

img_69733_9b7df0fcecfc4dedbec6d6e9369d65ba_max800x600

3. Melbourne – Treasury On Collins

img_63330_d0758a8476db6ddf1e3e2f1e7b0aee99_max800x600

4. Sydney – Darling Point Pad

img_22_153269_fa7c83dfb09df234e344350db24cf66b_645x485

5. Broadbeach – The Oracle

img_12_76507_ad44d204c3a8e4c17e858f669bf69b45_645x485

6. Cowes – Mini Style Resort With Pool

img_105338_84f06b5af04bd8047ab1e8451ddefa31_max800x600

7. Gold Coast – Blue Sky Apartments

img_31638_f396a87bc4525f62590ad56c76d05efa_max800x600

8. Jervis Bay – Orion Beach House

img_65997_2243bd80501ecea0525a52e6d7bdb082_max800x600

9. Torquay – Torquay Beach House on the Esplanade 

img_147437_e0d383b0ff7f55eea28b9758e0ace7c9_max800x600

10. Margaret River – Roozen Residence

img_14544_747914013062c8899e31c7fdd1a2734d_max800x600

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Tourism

Flavour of the Week

These new industry appointments are bound to shake up your Friday. Because they’re moving and shaking, get it? Sorry, but it is the end of the week.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Big Fat Agent Wrap

The agent wraps are our favourite thing to do on a Friday. Well, that and research places to go for lunch. And bars to go to for happy hour. But agent wraps come a close third.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Introducing Australia’s most Instagrammable restaurants

Cancel all your weekend plans because you’re going to want to want to eat your way through this delicious list.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Big Fat Aloha Friday Wrap

This Aloha Friday wrap is of mammoth proportions! Ok, it’s quite reasonably sized, but it is filled with fire-breathing dragons. Ok, that isn’t true either.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

PICTURES: Sneak peek at Queensland’s first Westin hotel

Here are some pictures of a very pretty hotel to gaze at while you pretend you’re working. We’ve already wasted half our morning on them.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

“You need to be genuinely interested”: Top selling agent reveals her tips for increasing sales

Sue Wright made $300,000 in her first three months as a PTM! We caught up with her to find out her secrets to success.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

PASSENGERS REACT: Qantas scraps in-flight music on domestic

If you’re one to engage in mid-flight silent discos, you may want to bring your own beats from now on.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

“Back to the shop”: Cathay Pacific misspells its own name on livery

The airline has been forced to take one of its planes back to the painters after becoming aware of an embarrassing typo. Look, we’ve all been there.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Emirates rumored to be considering Etihad take over

Emirates have denied rumours they are considering taking over Etihad, which would form the world’s biggest airline by passenger traffic.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

How sustainability, global trends and culture relate to tourism’s future being featured at Hawaii’s Global Tourism Summit

Three areas of focus for tourism’s future – sustainability, global trends and culture – will be addressed by a variety of speakers, panelists and attendees from around the world and within the Hawaiian Islands at Hawaii’s Global Tourism Summit.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Hawaii on sale

by Ashlee Galea

Shopping in Hawaii is nothing short of sensational – Hawaii provides American retail therapy with a Pacific island twist.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Keynote speakers at Hawaii’s Global Tourism Summit to address the power – and challenges – of Travel’s Future

The theme of this year’s Global Tourism Summit – Charting the Course – points to the ever-present need for destinations and travel suppliers to continuously balance the power of tourism’s popularity worldwide with its impact on residents and communities.

Share

CommentComments