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Australia’s Hottest 2017 Holiday Destination Revealed

November 6, 2017 Statistics & Trends No Comments Email Email

With 2017 drawing to a close and 2018 just around the corner, it’s time to start booking in leave at work and planning your next holiday. Bon Voyage, one of Australia’s leading luxury travel providers, has found Australians are shirking all-time favourite holiday destinations abroad for 5-star experiences in their own backyard.

Australia has proven to be the most popular holiday destination for Aussies across the board, beating Indonesia, the second-most popular destination, by more than 50% in holidays booked.

Not only do Australians prefer to stay in their own country, but given the choice, they prefer to stay close to home in their own state. Bon Voyage customers from New South Wales booked 53% more holidays in their home state than in the next most popular destination, Indonesia. The same is true for Queensland (57%), South Australia (58%), Victoria (37%), and Western Australia (33%).

Jon Beros, General Manager at Bon Voyage, says the answer lies in what it means to be Australian. “Australians love to explore, and our home offers incredible variety. Over the last few years we’ve seen a massive rise in the quality of resorts, hotels and hospitality across the nation, and our customers want to sample the best of the best. That’s why they come to us.”

“Here at Bon Voyage, we are committed to providing the best in hand-picked luxury holidays at the best possible prices for all Australians. Although classic holidays destinations such as Bali and Thailand continue to dominate our most popular holiday list, Australia has outstripped both locations by a mile. We are continually looking at what our customers want and we plan to offer even more great holidays in Australia in 2018.” Beros says.

Top five Holiday Destinations in 2017

1. Australia

2. Indonesia

3. Thailand

4. Vietnam

5. Fiji

What time of day do you usually go holiday shopping? If you’re like most Australians, then the answer is at 11.00am, during your coffee break at work! Bon Voyage discovered that the most popular time to book a holiday was during office hours, and that the most popular months are December and March, with the Easter and Christmas holidays fueling holiday lust. We’ve all heard the saying ‘one wedding brings on another’ – the same appears to be true for holidays.

Bon Voyage also discovered that women like to take control of the holiday bookings, with double the amount of women (67%) making the decision on where to holiday than men (33%).

Jennifer Hawkins, spokeswoman for Bon Voyage, says: “I know how beautiful my home state of New South Wales is, so it’s great to see that other Aussies enjoy a good staycation as much as I do!”

“Each year I love to mix shorter staycations with a longer trip abroad, with the Maldives and Bali being among my favourite destinations. In 2018, some of the destinations on my wish list include the gorgeous Bora Bora and the islands of Fiji.”

As 2018 approaches and Aussies rush to book their holidays, Bon Voyage, the new home of luxury, is releasing five of Jennifer Hawkins’ hand-picked holidays with an additional 20.18% discount, on already amazing deals of up to 70% off recommended retail prices. One exclusive holiday is on offer each day from 6 to 11 November. (See table below)

Monday 6th November

Outrigger Maldives

5 nights for 2 adults

Incl. 20.18% discount: $3990.20 (Save $8,120.80)

Bon Voyage Price: $4,999

RRP: $12,111

Beach Villa with private pool

Inclusions: Daily breakfast + night dinners + all-inclusive drinks + 2 x 60 min massages per adult + beach BBQ themed dinner + kids’ club access and more

Tuesday 7th November

One&Only Dubai

3 nights for 2 adults and 1 child under 12

Incl. 20.18% discount: $1196.50 (Save $1702.50)

Bon Voyage Price: $1499

RRP: $2,899

Arabian Court Deluxe Room

Inclusions: Daily buffet breakfast + daily dinner + Aquaventure Waterpark ticket per person + 2-for-1 on selected spa treatments + shisha and coffee experience per adult + cocktail per adult and more

Wednesday 8th November

Treasure Island Fiji

5 nights for 2 adults + 2 children under 12

Incl. 20.18% Discount: $797.40 (Save $1,394.60)

Bon Voyage Price: $999

RRP: $2,192

Ocean View Bure

Inclusions: Daily buffet breakfast + daily afternoon tea + daily canapés during happy hour + nightly entertainment + complimentary turtle feeding + kids’ club access and more

Thursday 9th November

Four Seasons Bora Bora

5 nights for 2 adults + 2 children under 13 Bungalow Suite

Incl. 20.18% discount: $6384.80 (Save $5,547.20)

Bon Voyage Price: $7999

RRP: $11,932

1 Bedroom Beach View Overwater

Inclusions: Daily breakfast + Polynesian show with dinner and wine + 1 x canoe breakfast + 2 x daily cocktails to share + 50 min couples massage + kids’ club access and more

Friday 10th November

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana

7 nights for 2 adults + 2 children under 12

Incl. 20.18% discount: $797.40 (Save $1.040.60)

Bon Voyage Price: $999

RRP: $1,838

Deluxe Room

Inclusions: Daily buffet breakfast + 2 x 60 min massages to share + all-you-can-eat buffet dinner for two adults + 30% off all buffet dinners and spa treatments + 20% off select drinks + return airport transfers + kids’ club access and more

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