Australians are choosing different methods of holiday-making compared to the usual laid-back, single-destination getaways.
According to travel agencies such as Creative Holidays and Flight Centre, the strong Australian dollar is responsible for the motivated voluntourism and multi-destination trips.
Innovative flights, with plenty of stopover options, have seen more Aussies attach a secondary destination to the one holiday, said Flight Centre.
More and more Australians are travelling with an intended purpose, immersing themselves in cultural and challenging experiences, according to The Australian.
Voluntourism is a burgeoning industry, steadily gaining momentum as a popular form of travel amongst Australians.
Basically it allows them to flop and drop as well as 'give back' something to the local community, said Flight Centre.
Amongst the most popular destinations are London, Hong Kong, Hawaii, Fiji, South America, Bali, Thailand and New Zealand.
According to Flight Centre, the trend towards longer trips abroad has also had a positive effect on stopover destinations such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T