Hot travel destinations
While New Zealand, London and Bali remain our favourites, there are still those looking for something off the beaten track. In 2022, Egypt has been a hot destination, with travellers eager to explore the pyramids, Sphinx and jewel of the river Nile.
Additionally, with Japan back open for business, expect tourists to be heading in droves to experience the shopping of bustling Tokyo, the temples of Kyoto, the bars of Osaka and the blossoms of spring. Half a million Aussies used to visit pre-pandemic, and with borders open, they are hoping for these numbers to return.
Another hotspot for the Aussie explorer is Singapore, just under eight hours by plane. Popular with the expat community with around 20,000 Aussies calling Singapore home, there’s plenty of activities from solo travellers to family adventures.
From shopping Orchard Rd to experiencing the magic of Gardens by the Bay, sipping a Singapore Sling or chasing the sun in Sentosa, there’s something for everyone in the Lion City.
Thailand, The Philippines and Fiji have also been trending for those looking for a holiday for a romantic escape or as a family getaway, no doubt with cold Aussies looking to get some sunshine closer to the equator. In fact, Fiji is one of the most-searched holiday destinations by Australians, with some 36,000 people looking for information on Google on the country in the last year alone.
After a two-year hiatus, the cruise industry is back on our shores, with 46 cruise ships scheduled to dock in Australia during the 2022-23 summer, promising adventures from a weekend at sea to a full-scale international adventure.
Since their return, avid cruisers can once again explore the world from the comfort of one hub, including all-inclusive options, unique onshore excursions and a variety of onboard activities.
One unique destination that proved popular during the Australian winter was taking in the majestic landscapes of Canada and Alaska.
Experiencing the urban nightlife of Canadian cities, to witnessing the magnificent Rocky Mountains and glistening views of Alaskan glaciers, over 90 per cent of Australians who visit this part of the world do so from the comfort of a luxury cruise.
Cruises can be particularly handy for those wanting to visit multiple destinations with the comfort of not needing to organise multiple hotels, flights or activities – everything is organised so you can relax, unwind, and enjoy your surroundings.
This is an idyllic option for those interested in a European river cruise, those travelling with kids, or even heading on a solo adventure of the seas.