Travel Trends

One in four Aussies have booked a holiday after getting social media FOMO

Uploading a sun-kissed holiday selfie doesn’t just result in a few facebook ‘likes’, according to lastminute.com.au data*, which shows one in four (25%) Australian’s have booked a holiday after getting ‘FOMO’ seeing a friend’s travel photos on social media.

According to the 2015 survey, of 4100+ Australian’s: 

Generation Y is most likely to turn their social media scrolling into action, with over one in three (37%) people aged 18 to 34 years admitting they have booked a trip after getting social media envy. Of those, 29% went to the same destination as their social media friend and 57% went ‘somewhere even better’.

Melbourne named the number one Australian city to visit in 2015

Australia’s style, fashion and coffee capital, Melbourne has taken out the position of the number one ‘wish list’ domestic city to visit in 2015, according to leading travel and lifestyle site lastminute.com.au.

In a survey, of 4100+ people, the top Australian ‘wish list’ cities to visit in 2015, are:  

1.     Melbourne, VIC

2.     Perth, WA

3.     Hobart, TAS

4.     Sydney, NSW

5.     Darwin, NT

6.     Brisbane, QLD

7.     Adelaide, SA

8.     Canberra, ACT

Solo travellers are not alone: one in three Aussies will travel solo in 2015

Forget the annoying travel buddies, almost a third (32%) of Australians are planning to travel solo in 2015, according to a survey of 4100+ people by leading travel and lifestyle site lastminute.com.au

The research revealed a real appetite for travelling alone, with 61% of the 4100+ respondents stating they have travelled solo previously, while a quarter (25%) of people who haven’t travelled solo would like to ‘at some point’.

According to lastminute.com.au spokesperson, Louise Ryan, both men and women travel solo for many reasons, and not just because they are single or lacking travel companions.  

Beat the Monday blues in 2015: Why Mondays hit hard for one in three Australians

 

The return to work after the weekend leads to feelings of dread for many Australians, according to leading travel and lifestyle site lastminute.com.au latest travel trends data, which shows over one in three people (34%) don’t like Mondays.

The research also identified almost one in two (46%) Australians don’t switch off when they leave the office, answering work calls or emails on weekends or their days off. Plus, nearly half of Aussies surveyed (47%) didn’t take all of their annual leave in 2014.

According to lastminute.com.au spokesperson, Louise Ryan, it’s no wonder so many Australians get the Monday blues, with many focusing on all work and no play.

Barossa voted Australia’s number one wine region

According to research* involving over 5700+ Australians by leading travel and lifestyle website, lastminute.com.au South Australia’s Barossa has been voted as Australia’s favourite wine region.

According to travellers, here are Australia’s most popular wine regions:

1.     Barossa, South Australia

2.     Hunter Valley, NSW

3.     Margaret River, Western Australia

4.     Yarra Valley, Victoria

5.     Clare Valley, South Australia

Time for Aussies to switch off and take a ‘digital detox’

New travel & lifestyle data by lastminute.com.au shows that while 64% of us say we go on holidays to relax, the reality is almost a third (31%) of Aussies check their work emails while on holidays, 13% do work on their laptop and 12% even take work calls while on annual leave.

Aussies also have attachment issues with their mobile phones, with 89% per cent of Aussies travelling with their mobile phone switched on. Of these people, 28% admitted to feeling anxious if they travel without it, however less than half (41%) say they feel relaxed without their phone on holidays.