Aussies say G’Day USA

New York.
New York. Jay Cronan

AS the strong Aussie dollar made international travel more affordable in the first half of 2011, Australian travellers' love affair with the US continued.

In fact, US cities made up half of the top 10 international destinations for Aussies, according to the Hotel Price Index from Hotels.com.

New York and Las Vegas topped the list, where hotel prices averaged $260AUD and $132AUD per night respectively. Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu also featured in the top 10, despite experiencing price rises.

Londonfell two places to fifth and Tokyo slipped from fourth to 19th place following the devastating earthquake that hit Japan.

On average, Australians spent $166AUD per night on overseas accommodation, the third most out of any nationality after the Japanese ($173AUD) and Swiss ($169AUD).

Top 10 international destinations for Aussie travellers in 2011

Ranking

City

Average cost per night (AUD)

1

New York

$260

2

Las Vegas

$132

3

Los Angeles

$174

4

Honolulu

$205

5

London

$213

6

Singapore

$213

7

San Francisco

$179

8

Paris

$220

9

Hong Kong

$173

10

Phuket

$116

Top domestic destinations

Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast retained their spots in the top three destinations for domestic travel.

In good news for Queensland tourism, Cairns, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Port Douglas and the Sunshine Coast all featured in the top 10, despite the extreme flooding in January, which saw Brisbane drop three places to seventh.

On average, Australians spent $159AUD per night on accommodation within Australia, compared with the Swiss ($212AUD), Norwegians ($186AUD) and Singaporeans ($177AUD).

Top 10 Australian destinations for Aussie travellers in 2011:

Ranking

City

Average cost per night (AUD)

1

Sydney

$172

2

Melbourne

$154

3

Gold Coast

$144

4

Cairns

$117

5

Perth

$174

6

Adelaide

$145

7

Brisbane

$174

8

Port Douglas

$172

9

Sunshine Coast

$180

10

Darwin

$185

>> Read more travel stories.

Topics:  australia, travel, travelling, usa



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
FULLY SELF CONTAINED... $9500.00 From
Cabin $12.5K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m fully installed. D.I.Y $9.5k bare ...
D.I.Y. OR INSTALLED HOME... $9500.00 From
Mobile Home Fully self contained granny flat or mod homes.  D.I.Y $9.5k or $12.5K ...
Priced To Sell $165,000
House 3 1 1
Quality Older Style With... $265,000
House 5 1 2

Featured Jobs

Warwick jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
ENVIRONMENT... $63900.00
 Position Number HR/0455 This position is based in Stanthorpe Stanthorpe and offers ...
OFFICE PERSON Warwick Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Subscription Sale

Subscribe now for $1 for 14 days.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Leo

You feel luxurious and want to continue spending money like it's going out of style. The Sun and Jupiter are excellent omens for lucky...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save