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Australia’s top 10 travel destinations

Australia’s top 10 travel destinations | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Booking.com has revealed the top 10 highest reviewed Australian properties and most-booked Australian travel destinations by Australians over the last 12 months. Booking.com was recently named Australia's "favourite travel agent", pipping Flight Centre at the post. Among the top reviewed properties by Australians over the past 12 months include:

 

  1. Hillside B&B Huonville, TAS.
  2. Baudins of Busselton B&B Busselton, WA.
  3. Jadan Cottages, Broken Hill, NSW.
  4. Clarence River B&B, Grafton, NSW.
  5. Highwood Park B&B Guest Lodge, QLD.

 

The top domestic destinations booked by Australians in the past 12 months were Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Perth. Find out more.

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Tasmania #3 on AFAR's 2016 travel list

Tasmania #3 on AFAR's 2016 travel list | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

US-based travel magazine, AFAR, has compiled a list of the top ten travel destinations in 2016. Destinations on the magazine's radar fit certain criteria including better tourism infrastructure - a new hotel, a new direct flight, or a new cruise or train route - that makes it easier to visit; an event worth travelling for; strong value; or emerging cultural scenes. Making the list at number three includes Australia's own Tasmania - a destination tipped as 'heating up' amidst emerging tourism infrastructure and top hoteliers from around the world taking note. In 2016, the area will see new cruise lines and hiking trails, including the new Three Capes Track, a 28 mile hike that takes four days to hike and a new Tasmania cruise from Coral Expeditions. Find out which other destinations made the list.

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The world's most Instagrammed destinations

The world's most Instagrammed destinations | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Can you guess Instagram's most geotagged travel destination in the world? It’s not Bora Bora's beautiful beaches, nor is it the skyscrapers in New York, or even the Burj in Dubai. It is, in fact, the happiest place on earth. Instagram has revealed the most geotagged destinations for 2014, including the most Instagrammed places in Australia. Click here to take a look at the gallery for the top 10 around the world as well as Australia's top 10.

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2015 "wow" destinations revealed

2015 "wow" destinations revealed | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

The old saying, "it isn't what you know, but who you know," is especially true when it comes to knowing which destination to visit next. Each November, the Deal Experts at Travelzoo Inc announce their list of wow destinations for the year ahead, predicting where travellers are likely to find the best bang for their buck. Last year, Travelzoo highlighted that European river cruises would present tremendous value in 2014. This prediction came true; Travelzoo saw a 40% increase in the number of European river cruise deals in its Top 20 list this year, compared with 2013. Deal Experts agree that the five wow destinations for 2015 are Brazil, Asia by cruise, Puerto Rico, Texas Hill Country (Austin & San Antonio) and Dubai.

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How virtual reality holidays are moving to compete with the real thing

How virtual reality holidays are moving to compete with the real thing | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

A growing list of airlines and holiday spots are courting visitors with virtual experiences that offer options that nearly rival the real thing. If nothing else, VR can be a time-saver for travellers, as they can know what to expect and can allocate time to those activities they would like to visit at the destination. The technology's rising popularity is swelling the ranks of destinations telling their story with virtual reality apps growing. "For now, VR is the closest a traveller can get to the idea of physically being at a destination, but it can't replace the act of travel, it can only enhance it," CEO and Creative Director of Start VR. Find out more.

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Top 20 travel destinations for 2015

Top 20 travel destinations for 2015 | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Locations away from the tourist trail are proving popular in 2015. The Escape team has glanced across the globe – assessing everything from trends and anniversaries to new air routes and the latest hotels – to come up with 20 spots set to become this year’s hottest travel destinations. Among the top 20 travel destinations for 2015 include Australia's own Tasmania, with the Museum of Old and New Art putting Hobart on the world map and now innovative tourism operators popping up around the Apple Isle. Tourism Australia's Managing Director John O'Sullivan says Tasmania epitomises Australia with its raw natural beauty, incredible fresh food and history at Port Arthur. Australia's capital city Canberra also made the list, due to its combination of natural wonders, national museums, historical sites and the charm of a small town with the conveniences of a big city. Click here to view the complete list.

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Shannon Clarke's curator insight, March 26, 2015 8:53 AM

Some like to live their lives surrounding their family, some their friends, and some their work. However, I desire to live my life surrounding the act of travel. Not only in 5 years but for many more years to come I hope to travel far and wide. I have travelled all around Australia so I wish to travel to as many countries as I can encounter before my day is up. I hope to live in Ireland as well as New Zealand for a few years for working purposes.

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Australian Traveller’s People’s Choice Awards 2014

Australian Traveller’s People’s Choice Awards 2014 | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Australian Traveller has quizzed some 2500 readers to put together the ultimate travel inspiration list for 2015. The Peoples' Choice Awards is Australian Traveller's annual snapshot of the absolute best travel experiences over the past year including Australia's best cities, restaurants, dream destinations, glamping sites, hotel pools, quirkiest stays and more. Each category is comprised of a worthy finalist list as well as a winner. Click here to find out the results to questions such as, which is better - Sydney or Melbourne? What's the one road trip every Australian will love? Where is Australia's best café culture? And which beach town is the best place for a holiday?

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