Qantas Frequent Flyers usually know a thing or two when it comes to travel. So can you guess which destinations and hotels they frequented most this year?

When it came to domestic travel Melbourne was the top-selling destination for hotel stays in 2018, according to research by Qantas Hotels, while Hawaii and Bali were the two international favourites.

Booking data found that the Crown Metropol Melbourne was the most popular hotel in Australia in 2018.

“Melbourne has long been a popular leisure destination thanks to its many attractions and sporting events, so it’s not surprising to see its hotels taking out the top spots for stays in 2018,” a Qantas spokesperson said.

Crown Metropol Melbourne bookings alone saw Qantas Frequent Flyer members earn nearly 4.8 million points, while those who chose to make their holidays more affordable used more than 26 million points to book their stay there.

The number one pick for an overseas stay was Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, followed by Bali Garden Beach Resort, The ONE Legian, Mercure Bali Legian, Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa,  Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach, Courtyard By Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort, Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, The Magani Hotel and Spa and Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

“Similarly, Bali and Hawaii are firmly on the favourites list for many Australians travelling overseas with their families,” the spokesperson said.

“Hotel bookings often consume a significant chunk of the holiday budget so having the opportunity to earn points that can be used for the next trip or redeem points to make a holiday more affordable through Qantas Hotels is really appealing to Frequent Flyers.”

Qantas Spokesperson


Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley was the top choice for booking a high end luxury stay in Australia while Swissotel, The Stamford, Singapore was the top selling International hotel for business stays.

In 2018, Frequent Flyers collectively earned more than 920 million Qantas Points on Qantas Hotels bookings and redeemed 4.7 billion points across a range of its 200,000 hotels worldwide.

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