SYDNEY, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Jetabroad Says That the First Half of 2011 Has Seen Many Australians Travel Abroad; They Attribute This to the Strong Economy and the Ease of Booking Holidays Online -
According to Jetabroad, a global online flight specialist and travel agency, Australians are travelling more in 2011 than 2010. The company has based this announcement on increased customer activity during the first two quarters of 2011, which saw many people book trips abroad.
Information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates a similar trend. It estimated that short-term departures of residents was 10.5 per cent higher this past May than in 2010. The bureau charted 619,400 movements in that month.
Jetabroad attributes the renewed interest in tourism to the strength of the Australian dollar and renewed faith in the economy. Additionally, the company believes online travel services are making tourism more accessible.
Darin Walters, MD of Jetabroad, comments: "The first two quarters of 2011 have been very strong with many tourists casting their eyes far afield with flights to Turkey, the United States and India. The economics of this cannot be ignored as people are now more confident about their finances and they are keen to make the most of their holidays."
Walters concludes: "While economic factors play a role, there is no denying that online travel has proved to be a great incentive for many Australians. The ease of booking flights abroad, and the affordability of great online deals, has encouraged many of our customers to travel. This is great news as taking an adventurous flight to India, the UK or Thailand can truly be the highlight of someone's year."
Jetabroad is a Sydney-based, global online flight specialist and travel agency. The best flight options are just a click away with the ability to search, combine and ticket over 450 of the world's commercial airlines. Jetabroad's unique flight search technology allows for bookings in multiple currencies from anywhere, to anywhere else in the world. All inclusive pricing is displayed upfront in Jetabroad's flight results - no extra charges or credit card fees are added at the end of the booking process when completing your online payment.
Based in Chatswood in Sydney's northern suburbs Jetabroad is led by an executive team with extensive international experience in both offline and Internet-based travel and consumer marketing. Supported by a highly skilled team of online professionals and travel consultants they offer an exceptional customer experience at a competitive price.