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Where are Australians going on holiday?

By Louise Chan · October 24 2019
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Where are Australians going on holiday?

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By Louise Chan · October 24 2019
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INFOGRAPHIC: Australians are among the most well-traveled people in the world, with many of us taking a number of short-term trips each year.

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According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), there were 11.2 million recorded short-term overseas trips in the financial year ending 30 June 2019 (FY 2018-19). This is double the number of Aussie travelers compared with 10 years ago, when only 5.4 million Aussies went on an overseas holiday.

The ABS defines “short-term trips” very generously - incorporating any travel of duration less than one year - with the median duration of overseas holidays being 15 days.

According to statistics, New Zealand is still the top holiday destination for Aussies in FY 2018-19, with 1.4 million trips made across the ditch.

This was followed by 1.3 million beach-loving Aussies who chose to spend their holidays in the tropical islands of Indonesia.

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USA came in third place, with 1.08 million Aussies flocking to the “Land of the Free”.

While not numbering in millions, hundreds of thousands of Aussies also spent their holidays in the UK (including Channel Islands and Isle of Man), China (Mainland and Taiwan), Thailand, Japan, India, Singapore and Fiji.

The ABS has also revealed that the destination of choice is generally dependent on where in Australia you live, with the top two spots being favoured by different populations.

New Zealand is favoured by Aussies living in the ACT, NSW, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria, while those who live in the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia preferring trips to the west towards the tropical climate of Indonesia.

Among those who spent their holidays overseas, 57 per cent of Aussie travelers said that the main reason for their trip was simply to take a holiday. On the other hand,  26 per cent of overseas trips were done to visit friends and relatives living overseas or to retrace their roots – as is the case with many Aussies who visited the UK.

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Louise is a content producer for Momentum Media’s nestegg who likes keeping up-to-date with all the ways people can work towards financial stability in 2019. She also enjoys turning complex information into easy-to-digest, practical tips to help those who want to achieve financial independence.

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