Aussies’ soft spot for Bali continues
The latest Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) from Hotels.com™ has revealed Aussie travellers continued their long love affair with Bali in 2015, with Indonesia’s tropical paradise ranked as the most popular international holiday destination for Australians last year.
The Hotels.com data also revealed a resurgence in the popularity of Thailand, with the southern beach resort of Phuket and the capital, Bangkok, both creeping up in the top 10 leader board of the most popular international destinations for Aussie travellers in 2015.
Despite the weakening Aussie dollar, the US cities of New York, Honolulu and Las Vegas made the top ten, with New York ranking as the second most popular destination for two years in a row. Las Vegas also re-entered the list and claimed tenth spot after falling off in 2014.
Meanwhile, Singapore held its position as the third most popular international destination for Australians for a third year running, while London moved down a spot from 2014 to fifth position. Both Hong Kong and Tokyo slipped back in 2015 to the eighth and ninth most popular international destinations respectively.
The HPI is a regular report on hotel prices in major destinations across the world. The data is drawn from bookings made on the hundreds of thousands of hotels on the Hotels.com websites worldwide.
Commenting on the latest figures, Katherine Cole, Regional Director for Australia, New Zealand & Singapore for theHotels.com brand, said: “From north to south of the Equator, Aussies love to travel, and 2015 was a year where they travelled the globe, creating new international travel trends. While hot spots in Asia feature in the list where Aussies continued to get more bang for their buck, little deterred our love affair with the United States.”
“To ensure Aussies make the most of international travel, Hotels.com Rewards™ is the industry leading loyalty rewards program where travellers stay for 10 nights to get 1 free. The Hotels.com mobile app will also come in handy while travelling with a wide range of hotels in all corners of the globe available at the touch of your screen on the go,” said Ms Cole.