Where Australians want to travel in 2022: Only 4% of Australians want to go to Bali
With travel back on the agenda and Easter holidays on the horizon, Australians are planning their getaways – after two years of lockdown and border closures.
Before the pandemic, Bali proved a popular destination for Australians seeking affordable international family holidays, with 1.2million Australians making the seven-hour flight to the Indonesian island in 2019more than any other nationality in the world.
In 2022, it looks like Bali is losing its shine for Australians.
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In a recent nine.com.au readership poll, only 4% want to travel to Bali in 2022, with a trip to the US being the preferred option for 12% of Australians surveyed. Fiji and Singapore come in at 5%, with Europe calling in at 8%.
After two years of border closures and travel restrictions forcing Australians to stay put, domestic travel is mostly attracting interest from international travellers. However, it should be noted that this trend is heavily influenced by border closures which have prevented visits to interstate family and friends for most of 2020 and 2021.
Seventeen per cent of Australians plan to travel to Queensland, with 12 per cent heading south to Tasmania – and since the borders officially opened to domestic and international visitors last week, eight per cent hope to make the trip in Western Australia.
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Of course, many factors come into play when deciding where and when to travel, now the restrictions have eased. The pandemic still looming in the background, the financial stress that accompanies unexpected last-minute cancellations and the Russian invasion of Ukraine are all factors impacting the travel decisions of many Australians when they decide on the ideal place for a well-deserved vacation.
From Monday March 14, flights will resume to Bali after a two-year hiatus. Jetstar will operate three-week services to Bali from Melbourne, with flights from Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Sydney and Perth also starting from next week.
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