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Aussie vacation spots are on the rise, as more people flock to the country to make a holiday, and as the number of tourists and new residents continue to increase.
Here are the top 10 cities to visit in Australia for a holiday or staycation, according to a new survey by travel and tourism consultancy Relevance.
It comes as more and more Australians choose to go on holiday, including many who want to live permanently, and the number living abroad continues to increase, according the survey released on Wednesday.
The results are based on responses from more than 4,000 people aged 18 to 64, from January to June.
A key theme in the survey was a growing interest in long-term holiday travel, particularly for those in their 20s and 30s, as well as those aged between 25 and 64.
Many are also looking for places to stay during their staycation as well, such as in Europe and the US.
However, the survey showed many people are looking to move back home when their stay is up to three years, or if they plan to do a long-duration holiday in the future.
In addition to the survey results, Relevation also polled more than 3,000 Australians in the past 12 months on their travel preferences and preferences for travel, with the results of that poll also showing many people wanted to travel during their holiday.
“There’s a growing trend to stay longer for a long period of time,” said the company’s CEO Mark Widdowson.
“And I think the reason for that is a sense of adventure and a sense that there’s something different about living in a place and experiencing it from the outside.”
The number of Australians who plan to move to Australia during their holidays increased to 4,400 in the 12 months to June 2017, up from 3,500 in the same period last year.
The survey also revealed a slight decline in the number preferring to stay at home, but a steady increase in those who were more likely to stay in their own homes.
People who plan a short-term staycation in Australia include those who plan on staying for a few months, or longer, or who want a short break from work or school.
However people who are looking for a longer-term move may be attracted to places such as Europe, New Zealand and the United States, which offer more vacation options and amenities than Australia, and more options to experience the country in person.