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Whitsundays voted number one destination in Australia

Whitsundays voted number one destination in Australia | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

The Whitsundays have been voted the number one destination in Australia. In a poll conducted by Experience Oz - the premier website for travel experiences in Australia, the Whitsundays romped home as the top destination. In addition to the Whitsundays being the top experience, Whitsunday Island was also voted the number one island to experience in the islands category of the Australia's Top 10 Destinations to Experience 2016 poll. More than 10,000 people voted in the poll, with voters compiled of both international travellers (19%) and domestic visitors (81%). Find out more.

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Australia: 100 amazing places you haven't been to yet

Australia: 100 amazing places you haven't been to yet | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

In this article, Australian Traveller asked some of Australia's most interesting minds to share their special holiday spots. Novelists, painters, television reporters, photographers, sportspeople, entrepreneurs, musicians, composers, documentary makers, designers, chefs, national treasures and travel journalists have shared their favourite secret spots. The list of Australia's 100 amazing places you haven't been to yet includes secluded beaches, underrated food trails, beautiful bargain stays, a hidden waterhole and an exquisite retreat the crowds haven't heard about yet. Click here to view the complete list.

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The most visited international destinations in 2016

The most visited international destinations in 2016 | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Now in its seventh year, MasterCard has released its 2016 Global Destination Cities Index. As a tracking study of international travel destinations, cross-border spend, and the internal patterns, the 2016 report has a mass of data that show appreciable trends and impactful stories. The MasterCard 2016 Global Destination Cities Index shows three distinct story lines for 2016:

 

  1. The growth trajectory of cities outside of the top 20 list.
  2. The deeper insights into the motivations and travel spend behaviour of visitors to those cities.
  3. Changes in regional dynamics, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. Government officials, travel executives and other sectors of business will find that this year's report reflects the changing nature of regional markets and illustrates the unpredictable nature of the global consumer.
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20 amazing travel destinations you've never heard of

20 amazing travel destinations you've never heard of | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Want to get off the beaten-track? Here are 20 places you've probably never visited - or even heard of - nominated by Traveller's leading writers. The list includes obscure but incredible destinations such as Western Australia's Bigge Island - an ephemeral place which only exists at low tide. It was discovered by the expedition leader of what is now National Geographic Orion almost a decade ago. Click here for the complete list.

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