We’re All Going On A Summer Holiday

Nov 15, 2021

Australian Financial Review writer, Larry Schlesinger reports that Australians are planning longer summer getaways compared to previous years, leading to heightened new levels of demand for sought-after destinations. Referencing a survey of almost 1200 Australians commissioned by G’Day Group and quoting Executive Officer of Luxury Lodges of Australia, Penny Rafferty; “people are not just looking for a deal. They want safety and exclusivity of access”, the article shows three-quarters of people plan to go away over the summer holidays.

“Amid the desire for space and seclusion, boutique, high-end resorts are also in demand, said Penny Rafferty, executive officer of Luxury Lodges of Australia. She said qualia at Hamilton Island, Pretty Beach House on the Central Coast and Saffire Freycinet on Tasmania’s East Coast were some of its most sought after destinations.

“There is pent-up demand and rising bookings for lodges that offer relatively easy access to major population centres in states without border complications,” Ms Rafferty said.

“There is still some latent nervousness about crossing a state border to travel … but also a sense that a lot of people want to get together with friends and family and that they feel they deserve a really good holiday. Ms Rafferty said people wanted remote, “wow” locations and exclusivity in the post-lockdown period.” – Larry Schlesinger, Australian Financial Review.

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Jan 12, 2022 | A steadfast companion to a luxury lodge restaurant is the verdant produce of a kitchen garden. More »

Aug 18, 2021 | Here is your passport to 11 World Heritage Listed destinations in Australia... More »

Aug 18, 2021 | Here is your passport to 11 World Heritage Listed destinations in Australia... More »

Aug 18, 2021 | Here is your passport to 11 World Heritage Listed destinations in Australia... More »

Aug 23, 2021 | These coastal honeymoon destinations offer stunning beach vistas and the option to do it all or do nothing at all... More »

Aug 23, 2021 | These coastal honeymoon destinations offer stunning beach vistas and the option to do it all … More »

Aug 23, 2021 | These coastal honeymoon destinations offer stunning beach vistas and the option to do it all or do nothing at all... More »

Aug 02, 2021 | Luxury Lodges of Australia features in Qantas Magazine's Travel Insider with Tourism Australia's Signature Experiences. More »

Aug 02, 2021 | Luxury Lodges of Australia features in Qantas Magazine's Travel Insider with Tourism Australia's Signature Experiences. More »

Aug 02, 2021 | Luxury Lodges of Australia features in Qantas Magazine's Travel Insider with Tourism Australia's Signature Experiences. More »

Aug 13, 2021 | Australian Traveller shares 6 places to holiday without the kids - even if you'll want to bring them next time. More »

Aug 13, 2021 | Australian Traveller shares 6 places to holiday without the kids - even if you'll want … More »

Aug 13, 2021 | Australian Traveller shares 6 places to holiday without the kids - even if you'll want to bring them next time. More »

Sep 20, 2021 | Travel + Luxury salutes the 50 innovators who have transformed luxury holidays here and abroad. More »

Sep 20, 2021 | Travel + Luxury salutes the 50 innovators who have transformed luxury holidays here and abroad. … More »

Sep 20, 2021 | Travel + Luxury salutes the 50 innovators who have transformed luxury holidays here and abroad. More »

Nov 08, 2021 | Saffire Freycinet takes home their 9th Gold Award at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards. More »

Nov 08, 2021 | Saffire Freycinet takes home their 9th Gold Award at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards. More »

Nov 08, 2021 | Saffire Freycinet takes home their 9th Gold Award at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards. More »

Nov 19, 2021 | Business Events Australia list Saffire Freycinet and Lake House as top hands-on foodie experiences for authentic group activities. More »

Nov 19, 2021 | Business Events Australia list Saffire Freycinet and Lake House as top hands-on foodie experiences for … More »

Nov 19, 2021 | Business Events Australia list Saffire Freycinet and Lake House as top hands-on foodie experiences for authentic group activities. More »

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