Oi Aussies – have you forgotten how to take holidays?

Oi Aussies – have you forgotten how to take holidays?
By admin

With a combined total of 123.5 million days in accrued annual leave, Australians are being urged to take a holiday with this Australia Day Weekend being highlighted as the ideal opportunity.

According to Roy Morgan Research, Australians have 123.5 million days in accrued annual leave – that’s an average of 15 days per full-time working Australian.

As a result, the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) is suggesting Aussies dig into their holiday stashes to make Australia Day, which falls on Tuesday January 26, into a long weekend getaway.

“There is nothing more Australian than taking a summer holiday and yet many of us have been hoarding our time off work,” TTF chief executive Margy Osmond said.

She referred to the TTF summer consumer survey which showed that, beyond the designated public holidays, 50% of Aussies don’t intend to take a break this summer.

“There is still time to take a much needed break to recharge the batteries before 2016 really kicks in and we’ve got to get back to the grindstone for another year,” Osmond urged.

The survey also showed that, for those planning to take some time out, a three to five night getaway was most popular with 28.3%, followed by six to 10 nights at 21.7% and then one to two nights with 16.2%. Only 10% were planning a lengthier getaway of between 11 and 15 nights.

The cost of travel emerged as the biggest influencer when it came to picking a holiday destination, with the cost of accommodation and living expenses following closely behind with 65.2% and 51.3% respectively. What there was to see and do in a destination was considered a major influencer by 49.3%, with the ease of getting there coming in at 43.7%.

Image credit: iStock


Latest News

  • Food & Beverage
  • Hotels

Park Proxi Gibraltar Bowral announces partnership with Lotus Dining Group

Renowned Lotus Dining Group will offer a new dining experience at Southern Highlands property, Park Proxi Gibraltar Bowral, Seibu Prince Hotels & Resorts has announced.  Scheduled to open on 1 September, Lotus will bring its acclaimed Asian cuisine to the Southern Highlands with a hyper-local twist. Diners can expect a blend of favourite Lotus dishes […]

  • Hotels

Nozo Hotel Furano announce winter season exclusive package

Nozo Hotel Furano in Hokkaido has announced a special invitation to Aussie and Kiwi travellers with an exclusive winter package, in anticipation of its first anniversary. The hotel are offering a 30 per cent discount on all rooms and breakfasts for seven-night stays or more. The offer marks the hotel’s milestone celebration and ushers in […]

  • Conferences

Melbourne and Geelong convention centres pave the way for accessibility and inclusion

The operators of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and the future Nyaal Banyul Geelong Convention and Event Centre have taken a significant step towards inclusivity with the launch of their latest Accessibility Action Plan. Welcoming visitors from diverse backgrounds, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust (MCET) is committed to providing safe spaces to connect and engage. […]

  • Cruise
  • News

AmaWaterways celebrates 22nd anniversary with offers on 2025 trips

As AmaWaterways embarks on its 22nd year, the luxury river cruise line has announced a range of savings offers to make river cruising even more accessible to both new and experienced cruisers. Travellers planning ahead can enjoy savings of up to 20 per cent on a range of European itineraries in 2025. Solo travellers also […]