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Hottest travel destinations: WA more popular than Hawaii

On June 19, 2013 at 04:07 AM

Australians prefer home comforts according to Expedia

Aussies are increasingly choosing to travel in their own backyard, with Western Australia predicted to be the year’s most popular destination, according to Expedia.com.au.

New research conducted by the world’s largest online travel company shows that Perth is expected to draw the highest number of domestic travellers – particularly for short breaks – following on from strong traveller demand in 2012.

Hobart, the picturesque waterfront capital of Tasmania, and iconic wilderness destination Cradle Mountain are also anticipated to be popular tourist destinations in 2013, after travel demand (booked flights and hotels) grew over 85% during 2012. Read more