Su­per solo in Surfers

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

SURFERS Par­adise has had a 32 per cent jump in solo trav­ellers in 2017, ac­cord­ing to the world’s largest on­line hos­tel book­ing web­site.

The Gold Coast tourism hub in­crease was higher than the 18 per cent jump recorded for Aus­tralia and above By­ron Bay (up 28 per cent), Torquay and Mar­garet River (both up 27 per cent).

But Nim­bin led the way in growth with an 83 per cent surge in solo vis­i­tors.

Hostel­world di­rec­tor of prod­uct Br­effni Hor­gan said it was no sur­prise in­creas­ing num­bers of solo tourists were choos­ing Aus­tralia: “Most peo­ple who travel solo do so to branch out and meet like­minded peo­ple from all cul­tures and walks of life, and Aus­tralian so­ci­ety is one big melt­ing pot of rich di­ver­si­ties.”

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