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Summer's looking hot: 70% of Aussies are planning trips before the New Year

Summer is right around the corner and it’s not just the weather that’s coming in hot. With major cities out of lockdown and international travel back, Australians are psyched to get back out there.

Summer is right around the corner and it’s not just the weather that’s coming in hot. With major cities out of lockdown and international travel back, Australians are psyched to get back out there.

A new study from Tripadvisor reveals that Australians feel hopeful, cautious and excited about returning to travel.

The findings from its Seasonal Travel Index for Summer, reveal travel trends and provide Australians with insight into what’s popular, trendy and bookable in the months ahead.

This season’s index reveals that – with every passing day – travel is making a comeback. Yay for the #ArrivalRevival!

More than half of Australians (58%) surveyed have already begun researching their Summer holiday trips, and with Aussies no longer just settling for local trips, it appears international getaways are coming back en vogue.

The reconnection travel mindset combined with the summer heat will likely see most Aussies spending more time outdoors.

When surveyed, the most popular trip types chosen by Australians were the beach (65%) and the great outdoors (44%).

The least popular choices were golf resorts (7%) and spa retreats (15%).

It’s clear that Australians are enjoying the freedom and clarity that being in nature provides.

So what else is hot this Summer?

Surfers Paradise

Of those planning to travel, 70% of Australians said they will take a domestic trip and 11% will travel internationally.

The most popular travel dates are 30 November, 16 December and 27 December, timed around the school summer break and New Year celebrations.

The Aussies looking to explore Australia are keen to spend more time in the great outdoors, with one of the most searched accommodation types are campgrounds. In terms of amenities, pool and family-friendly are most popular.

In terms of $$$, Aussies are looking at spending AUD 1054 on average on their Summer trip.

The top five domestic destinations travellers are planning to visit are Surfers Paradise, Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns and Perth.

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When it comes to international travel, Aloha! Island trips are a hot topic.

The most popular international trips that Aussies are planning to book once borders open include Honolulu, Denarau Island, Savusavu and Sigatoka.

In fact, Fiji made an appearance five times in the top 10 hottest destinations!

Singapore takes the top spot, with London, New York and Dubai all making an appearance on the list.

With the Smartraveller ‘do not travel advice’ no longer standing, fully-jabbed Australian PR and Citizens are now able to travel overseas without an exemption.

Where are you planning to travel next? Let us know – email [email protected].