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02 December 2011 11:56
More travellers may fly to Melbourne instead of Sydney after it was named Australia's best destination
A poll has found more people rate Melbourne as Australia's best destination, ahead of rival Sydney.
Melbourne topped the ticking list for sport events, shopping and laneway bars and cafes, said the survey of 1,000 people by Australian Traveller.
But the good news for the city does not detract from the importance of preparing for unexpected mishaps through
travel insurance no matter how delightful the destination.
The citizens of Melbourne would be happy with the poll results after being considered the country's second city after Sydney for so long, said Destination Melbourne chief executive Chris Buckingham.
Mr Buckingham said visitors liked Melbourne which is welcoming and both celebrates cool and accepts difference. Support from the millions of visitors annually was also important for Melbourne's citizens, he said.
06 December 2016
Eating a handful of nuts every day can help reduce your chances of suffering heart disease and other serious illnesses, scientists have claimed.
03 December 2016
Thousands of Britons could be heading off on snow-sports holidays without appropriate travel insurance cover, it has been warned.
01 December 2016
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.
02 December 2016
Britons are among the top spenders in Europe when it comes to holidays, new research has found.
30 November 2016
The UK should think about resuming flights to the popular tourism resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, according to a major United Nations agency.
29 November 2016
Plans are in place to develop a new aviation arrangement between the UK and US, to ensure holidaymakers can still fly between the two countries once Britain departs the EU.
26 November 2016
Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been grounded after pilots working for the airline took part in a strike.
25 November 2016
The US is warning its citizens that Europe is facing a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.
24 November 2016
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
23 November 2016
Top airline bosses are urging the government to scrap air passenger duty ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
22 November 2016
Winter sun is now the most popular holiday type, according to new research conducted by travel experts.
19 November 2016
A holiday price increase of 10% on trips to Europe could cause tourists to postpone their getaways next year, experts are warning.