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home, two of the fastest grow­ing des­ti­na­tions for 2018 were in Tas­ma­nia, ac­cord­ing to Wo­tif. New Nor­folk, in Tassie’s south­east, has ex­pe­ri­enced a rise in de­mand (year on year) of more than 70 per cent, while Coles Bay, on the east coast, has seen an in­crease of nearly 50 per cent. Other up-and-com­ing towns in­clude Sca­man­der, Alon­nah and St Marys.

“Tassie’s de­li­cious food, rich her­itage and mul­ti­tude of winer­ies and bou­tique brew­eries are now more than ever en­tic­ing Aussies to visit, along with the unique na­ture ex­pe­ri­ences that have long be­come syn­ony­mous with the is­land state,” says Wo­tif ’s Chris Mil­li­gan.

BRIS­BANE

whim­si­cal $55 mil­lion Ovolo The Val­ley, and The Westin Bris­bane, where guests can re­quest to go run­ning with the concierge as part of a well­ness fo­cus.

“Bris­bane’s in­ner city has wel­comed six new ho­tels this year, re­in­forc­ing the fact that our state’s cap­i­tal is in­creas­ingly be­com­ing a des­ti­na­tion of choice for to­day’s trav­eller,” says Tourism and Events Queens­land chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Leanne Cod­ding­ton. “Over the past year, Bris­bane has ex­pe­ri­enced record vis­i­tor num­bers as a re­sult of the city’s grow­ing rep­u­ta­tion as a tourism des­ti­na­tion,” she adds.

TAK­ING A HOT-AIR BAL­LOON OVER CAPPADOCIA’S UNIQUE LAND­SCAPES IS A MUST

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