With January blues now in full swing, over a million Brits will book their next break in the sun this month and, according to independent car hire price comparison website carhiremarket.com, it looks like most will be jetting off to Spain and Portugal come Springtime.
Train journeys are one of the most romantic ways to travel and for honeymoon couples looking for the romantic journey of a lifetime, Great Southern Rail's The Southern Spirit is just the ticket.
For the first time ever, visitors to Australia's Red Centre will be able to enjoy panoramic views of iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) at dawn from the comfort of a hot air balloon. The first service with Outback Ballooning will take to the skies in March 2012.
Audiences inspired by the Sunday night BBC documentary, Great Barrier Reef, should escape for their own close encounters with this most spectacular natural wonder with a reef-freshing break on Hamilton Island.
Qantas Holidays is kick-starting the New Year with the following Australian icon packages - including a visit to the Great Barrier Reef, star of the Sunday night BBC documentary of the same name - incorporating a raft of extras and special offers.
Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef has come out on top as the 'most popular travel destination' in Google Australia's newly published annual 2011 Zeitgeist list. This category also included international destinations making 'Hamilton Island' the top international travel destination search term used by Australians.
Virgin Australia’s new twice-daily service from Brisbane to Gladstone, Mondays to Fridays, allows visitors to Australia even easier access to the tropical paradise of Heron Island from as little as £56* (A$88) one-way.
Oceania Cruises has launched its 2012/13 winter collection of worldwide cruises from September 2012 to May 2013 on board its four mid-sized luxury cruise ships, the 1250 guest new cruise ship `Marina’, her sister ship `Riviera’ (launching April 2012), and the two 650 guest ships `Regatta’ and `Nautica’.
Australia’s Gold Coast has won the bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which promises to be the largest international event to be held in Australia over the next decade.
UK independent tour operator Premier Holidays is launching its latest Australia and New Zealand brochure on 18 November 2011.
45 lucky competition winners, plus their companions from the high rating UK breakfast show Daybreak, have scaled to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for an unforgettable welcome to Australia.
In 2005-06 the number of Australian working holiday visas granted to young people from the UK was 28,281. In 2009–10 this figure stood at 37,056. Young British people apply for and are granted more working holiday visas for Australia than citizens of any other country.
Australia’s Gold Coast will be hosting its first International Rules series football match at the Metricon Stadium on 4th November 2011.
Hahndorf Hill Winery, set in the heart of South Australia's Adelaide Hills, is becoming increasingly well known for its ChocoVino Experience which gives visitors the opportunity to sample the world's most luxurious chocolate matched to South Australia's very own fine wines.
Darwin has been named a ‘must visit city’ for 2012 in Lonely Planet’s annual Best in Travel publication, released on Friday (28th October). The decision was made based on the expertise of Lonely Planet’s authors, editors and travel community.
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