SYDNEY, December 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
-An upswing in short-term resident departures indicates local prosperity, say Jetabroad-
Online travel company, Jetabroad, have stepped forward in support of Australia's "outward bound" trend, which saw almost 800 000 Australians heading overseas in September this year.
Darin Walters, MD of Jetabroad, commented that outbound Australians tend to support local travel companies, airlines and airports, when arranging flights to Thailand, New Zealand, the USA and Indonesia. "When Australians are heading on holiday, it means they're earning money, but they're also relaxing with their families and exploring new places. Often as not, they're spending money on Australian products as well."
Walters's comments follow a report published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in which the country's total short-term resident departures increased 10.3 per cent in the first nine months of 2011. Australia's top destinations received increases in visitors, in particular the South-East Asian leisure markets, where Australians favour the short flying distances, good currency exchanges and warm climates.
In September, local flights to Thailand increased by an impressive 29.5 per cent, while those to Indonesia increased 20.9 and to Singapore, 26 per cent. In that same month, Australians had a good reason to book flights to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup, where there was an 8 per cent jump in resident outbound travel.
Walters continued, "Domestic, inbound and outbound travel plays an important role in developing Australia's tourism industry. For this reason, it is very exciting to see strong performance of the industry so far this year, and we hope this will continue into 2012."
Jetabroad (http://www.jetabroad.com.au/) 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.