This Traveller article highlights its predictions for the top 16 trending destinations of 2016. Among the forecasts include Australia's own Gold Coast and Darwin for the following reasons:
- Gold Coast - the host of the 2018 Commonwealth Games has some new public transport infrastructure, plus the requisite beautiful beaches and, in villages like Burleigh Heads, a large dose of relaxed, beachy charm.
- Darwin - Darwin does things differently. While everyone else is getting into wineries and European cafes and daring modern art galleries and cheese, Darwin is having a laugh. The most popular evening activity is heading down to the beach with a beer to watch the sunset. There's culture here but it comes with a slab of irreverence.