Yeppoon is representing Queensland as the only town in the state to make the list of Top 10 Trending Travel Destinations in Australia for 2023.
Expedia, Wotif and Stayz have used traveller data and surveyed thousands of people across 17 countries, to find popular travel trends for the coming year.
Dubbed as The Year of the No-Normal, the latest Traveller Trends report has found there is no longer a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to travel, and that 2023 will be all about breaking routine.
Topping the list of trending destinations is Bright in Victoria, followed by Marysville in the Yarra Valley and Crackenback in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales.
Yeppoon has come in at number nine, with the data showing that demand for each of the hotspots on the list has increased by 55 per cent or more.
Capricorn Enterprise CEO, Mary Carroll says this latest report is in line with what they already know, coming off the back of a record couple of years.
“While we know that this data release is looking into a crystal ball towards the future, we know that the past remains a perfect indicator of what’s to come,” she says.
“Our destination has continued to sustain visitation across 2022, with our accommodation operators from across both the Capricorn Coast, including Rockhampton experiencing 85 – 95% occupancy consistently.
“We have no doubt that this will continue as we head into 2023, and we look forward to continuing to see our beautiful seaside villages and our easily accessible island paradises continue to thrive.
“Not only are we proud to promote our stunning beaches and islands on the Capricorn Coast, but we are also fortunate to be in abundance of both country landscapes and national parks, providing visitors with a broad diversity of experiences.”
Top 10 Trending Travel Destinations in Australia, 2023
- Bright, High Country, VIC
- Marysville, Yarra Valley, VIC
- Crackenback, Snowy Mountains, NSW
- Goulburn, Capital Country, NSW
- Wodonga, Murray East, VIC
- Halls Gap, Western Grampians, VIC
- Tamworth, New England, NSW
- Echuca, Central Murray, VIC
- Yeppoon, Capricorn Coast, QLD
- Nietta, North West, TAS