Aussies are looking for tropical getaways this autumn, with warm destinations top of the list for Easter holidaymakers.
According to data from Hotels.com, warm destinations make up the top three locations for travellers as they look to escape the cooling Aussie temperatures.
Bali remained the number one destination for a break over Easter, with Singapore rising from fourth to second spot with 11% more searches than in 2017.
Tokyo rose from fifth position to take the third spot, showing an 11% search increase from last year.
It is the number of attractions at each destination that makes them so appealing to families, according to Hotels.com marketing manager David Spasovic.
“Bali is the ultimate international family destination for Aussies – it’s a short plane trip away, incredibly affordable, and is a beautiful location to spend some quality time with the family, while escaping the chilly autumn weather,” he said.
“If beaches aren’t your style though, Singapore’s Universal Studios are a great attraction for the kids, plus the iconic 165m tall Singapore Flyer. Alternatively, you can’t go wrong with Tokyo’s Disneyland in Japan.
“With all these great attractions, it’s no wonder Aussies are looking to make the most of their long weekends exploring the world.”
Within Australia, staycations are the flavour of the month, with searches for Melbourne and Sydney leading the charge.
Sydney saw a whopping 32% surge in searches, placing it second domestically behind Melbourne.
Despite a search decrease of 22%, Melbourne remains the most popular city for domestic travel with its eclectic mix of culture, art and sports.
Sydney’s iconic attractions continue to pull in the families,too, with Taronga Zoo, the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach expected to be among the most sought-after attractions over the Easter break.
The best deals for domestic travellers were shown to be The Whitsundays and Terrigal, with average accommodation prices down 9% and 10% respectively.