Flight Centre has come out with some statistical highlights from the last 12 months that marked Australia’s year in travel.
From who booked what to how does it all compare to that period that we prefer not to think about, Flight Centre has spilled all on what its clients are booking.
“While trawling through our year’s data in search of fun facts and intriguing trends, we’ve uncovered some interesting travel patterns that have emerged in 2023,” said Flight Centre global managing director Andrew Stark.
“Now that global travel demand is returning to seasonal patterns, we’re seeing things like a sharp rise in solo-female travellers, Japan returning strongly as a favourite Aussie holiday destination and 4-star accommodation reigning supreme.”
This year’s treasure trove includes these gems:
- Flight Centre customers bought 1,401,060 flights in 2023
- The agency sent 3,168 babies on their first flight (with their parents/guardians of course!)
- The biggest cruise holiday was a cool $312,647
- The longest hotel booking was for 367 days
- The total number of rental cars booked was 7,533
- The three top family holiday spots were Fiji, Hawaii and Cairns
- Memorable face-palm moments in 2023? One customer was filming a time-lapse from their hotel balcony, the wind got up, and their phone dropped four floors. Another asked us if they could fly from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane… direct.
Check out some more interesting trends from Aussie travellers: