Skyscanner users have voted Australia the place they would most like to visit if money were no object.
The Skyscanner Travel Awards, which comprise the opinions of more than 600 travellers collected by the flights comparison website Skyscanner.net, also ranked Australia as the most popular place to live abroad, as well as having the friendliest locals.
“Australia’s weird and wonderful wildlife, diverse experiences, friendly locals and laidback lifestyle attract visitors from all over the world,” Tourism Australia UK/Europe general manager Rodney Harrex said.
“2011 has got off to a strong start in terms of arrivals and we look forward to welcoming many more holidaymakers over the coming months.”
Italy was one of the award’s big winners, taking home the Most Romantic, Best Food and Best Culture awards.
“Italy is a very popular destination for British tourists and it’s great to see Italy being recognised for what it can offer; excellent cuisine, romantic cities and a host of great cultural attractions,” Skyscanner Italian country expert Yara Paoli said.
Spain was voted best for nightlife and most family friendly destination, while the Caribbean won awards for most spectacular beaches and most relaxing destination.
France, home to some of the world’s most famous museums, art galleries and Michelin-starred restaurants, finished without a single gong.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H