Aussies to USA/Canada
A NEW report released by travel network Virtuoso has revealed that Canada and the USA are among the top preferred destinations of Australian travellers for the upcoming 2018 holiday season, with the research showing a “solid pull” in visitors to both countries.
The results, which were delivered at the 30th annual Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas earlier this week, are reportedly being driven by an increased variety of carriers providing greater dispersal and connectivity.
“With Qantas and Air New Zealand accessing new gateways like Dallas and Houston, the true tourism potential of the United States is becoming realised as the destination becomes more available,” said Virtuoso Asia- Pacific managing director Michael Londregan.
Cruising was also highlighted by the report as a popular choice due to its differentiation, which offers travellers “the ability to choose the kind of cruise that is right for them”.
Top international destinations listed in the report include USA, Canada, Japan, France and New Zealand, while some of the top trip trends were ocean cruises, family trips, beach destinations, active and adventure trips, and river cruises.