We’re on a hol­i­day look­out

The Weekend Post - - News - DOMINIC GEIGER dominic.geiger@news.com.au

CAIRNS res­i­dents might ap­pre­ci­ate ly­ing on the beach close to home, but it’s of­ten not what they want to do on hol­i­days.

That was one of the find­ings from last year’s Cairns Travel Expo and Flight Cen­tre’s na­tional events leader Robyn Black­lock said she didn’t ex­pect much would change this year.

She said the two most pop­u­lar rea­sons peo­ple vis­ited last year were to find good flight deals and to learn more about ad­ven­ture trav­el­ling.

“Peo­ple could as­sume that’s younger peo­ple, but now it’s def­i­nitely Baby Boomers as well,” Ms Black­lock said.

The third most com­mon rea­son peo­ple went was to learn about cruises, fol­lowed by in­de­pen­dent travel op­tions and then small group tours.

The data also showed the peo­ple most likely to at­tend the expo were plan­ning a trip within the fol­low­ing year.

The Travel Expo will be held to­mor­row in halls B and C, Cairns Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, at the cor­ner of Wharf and Sheri­dan streets.

Hun­dreds of travel agents, tour op­er­a­tors, air­lines and other travel in­dus­try ex­perts will be on hand, with ma­jor deals up for grabs as well as mul­ti­ple pre­sen­ta­tions and a vir­tual re­al­ity ex­pe­ri­ence.

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