27 June 2008

Australia is must-visit travel destination

Australia has been deemed the must-visit destination in a recent survey, beating all other countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The country came top of the nine others in the poll, after 4,500 people were surveyed, reports the West Australian. Results show 63 per cent of respondents want to visit Australia the most, meaning more people may apply for an Australian travel visa.

The Pacific Asia Travel Association said 2.7 million from the nine destinations included in the survey had visited Australia last year. They also predict more than three million people from the Asia-pacific region will apply for an Australian travel visa to visit in 2010.

Australians are also fond of their own country, with 42 per cent saying it is their must-visit destination, coming second to New Zealand. The country was marginally more popular with men in the survey, with 64 per cent saying they would like to get an Australian travel visa, compared to 62 per cent of women. Accommodation in the country has recently been recommended, with two hotels in Australia being named on the world's best hotel list, reports News.com.

An ETA visa is required for all short-term visitors travelling to Australia. Visa Bureau's automated application process means that in most cases, they can be granted in seconds.

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