#TRENDING: Whitsunday destination ranked first in nation
A Whitsunday destination has ranked number one in a list of highest trending domestic destinations as we reach one year since Australia’s borders closed to international visitors.
New data from Booking.com has revealed how Australians’ travel habits have changed over the past 12 months and which domestic locations are high on to-do lists.
Hamilton Island has ranked number one on the list of trending domestic destinations.
The island, along with Airlie Beach, also made it into the list of top 20 most searched destinations in February 2021.
It’s in stark contrast to last year when neither rated a mention on the list in February 2020.
Booking.com Australia area manager Luke Wilson said the range of countries in the top 20 international destinations in 2020 provided insight into Aussies’ strong appetite to explore the world beyond our borders once travel resumes.
This year, metro cities and beach destinations such as Airlie Beach, Port Douglas and Port Macquarie dominated the list in February suggesting the last of the summer weather is top of mind for Aussies right now.
February 2021 top 10 trending domestic destinations
February 2021 top 20 most searched destinations:
February 2020 top 20 most searched destinations: