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Travellers’ verdict: ‘out with the old, in with the new’

What’s your preference?

If you never go, you’ll never know. It seems most Australians heed this advice when it comes to travelling, with a new study finding the majority of Aussies choose new holiday spots over the tried and true.



Conducted by travel insurer InsureandGo, the study found that two in three (66%) Australians seek out such destinations over places they've previously visited.


Polling 2,700 travelling Aussies, the survey also found that the sense of adventure seemed to decline with age, with three in four (74%) 18 to 24 year old respondents desiring new destinations, compared to only three in five (59%) 45 to 54 year olds.


InsureandGo managing director Raphael Bandeira said it was “great to see younger people embracing new experiences and destinations, particularly as we are so far away from the rest of the world”.


“While travellers want the full experience when on holidays, the right cover is invaluable to ensure they aren’t putting their wellbeing or financial security at risk,” he remarked.


“Many young travellers do undertake risky activities while in foreign countries, which they wouldn’t do back home, such as renting a scooter or engaging in high-risk sports and activities.


“Yet even the most cautious traveller can be at risk to costly medical treatment.”


To stay safe whilst on the road, InsureandGo suggests travellers make other people aware of their plans, limit belongings and especially valuables, get the required immunisation as well as deterrents like insect repellent, avoid drinking tap water and get the right travel cover.


Do you prefer foreign or familiar destinations?


Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 13 July 2018

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