Jetabroad: Australians Ditch Domestic Holidays for Trips Abroad

By Jetabroad, PRNE
Thursday, April 14, 2011

SYDNEY, April 15, 2011 - Data from Jetabroad shows that Australian travellers are choosing to
travel abroad rather than stay at home; they conclude that this owes to the
strength of the Australian dollar.

Online travel experts Jetabroad have found that customers are
increasingly choosing to spend their holidays abroad. Darin Walters, MD of
Jetabroad, comments: "We have had many new customers come to us looking for
flights to New York (
, London and other far-flung destinations - a large proportion of these
people are not accustomed to taking such significant trips, yet with the
Australian dollar where it is they wanted to take advantage of a time when
they could get more value for their money."

Roy Morgan (, a market research company, has
produced a report which provides similar conclusions. They found that only 57
per cent of Australians planned to take their next holiday within the country
- this is the lowest figure recorded since 2006. Jane Ianniello of Roy Morgan
comments: "'Overseas holiday intention varies with the cost of an overseas
holiday compared to a domestic one; and instantly with the very strong
Australian dollar, it's very hard for domestic destinations to compete.''

Walters believes this is excellent news for Australian travellers. He
states: "As a nation, Australia has a healthy obsession with travel and we
are always happy to help people embark on great trips overseas. The strength
of the dollar, which is now worth more than a US dollar, has opened up so
many doors and we are excited to see people taking flights to Las Vegas
(, Paris and other
great spots."

Walters concludes that it is natural that people are choosing to go
abroad now rather than stay at home. He comments: "There are many fantastic
things to see within the country, yet with exchange rates where they are, it
is well worth taking advantage of this unique opportunity to see more of the
world without spending a great deal of money."


Jetabroad is a Sydney-based, global online flight specialist and travel
agency. The best flight options are just a click away with the ability to
search, combine and ticket over 450 of the world's commercial airlines.
Jetabroad's unique flight search technology allows for bookings in multiple
currencies from anywhere, to anywhere else in the world. All inclusive
pricing is displayed upfront in Jetabroad's flight results - no extra charges
or credit card fees are added at the end of the booking process when
completing your online payment.

Based in Chatswood in Sydney's northern suburbs Jetabroad ( is led by an executive team with extensive
international experience in both offline and Internet-based travel and
consumer marketing. Supported by a highly skilled team of online
professionals and travel consultants they offer an exceptional customer
experience at a competitive price.

Contact Information: Darin Walters, Managing Director, Jetabroad Pty Limited, PO Box 696, Chatswood NSW 2057, Australia, +61(0)2-9410-3059

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