In line with Wotif findings unveiled on e-Travel Blackboard last week, a new Topdeck survey found America and Canada are creeping into the lead spot of most desired travel destinations among young Aussies.
Stealing popularity from its current leading Western Europe competition, survey results found that up to 18 percent of Australian travellers between 18 and 39 were keen to head to the US, just short of the 22 percent still eager to visit the Eiffel Tower and Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Topdeck Asia Pacific and South Africa sales manager Ben Ittensohn explained cheap airline seats and the Aussie dollar are among the drivers steering more young travellers into the US.
Young travellers are always on the lookout for something different to give them bragging rights over their mates and the US is now the cool new destination to be seen, Mr Ittensohn said.
Also making the bucket list for young Aussies and tied in at third place were New Zealand and Latin America, while China sat far at the end of the list attracting less than 0.4 percent of the votes.
New Zealand offers incredible value for money for Aussies its close, the exchange rate is fantastic, the scenery is spectacular and it offers some of the best adventure experiences in the world, Mr Ittensohn added.
Demand for New Zealand trips just keeps growing from Australia.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J