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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.
17 January 2017
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
13 January 2017
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
Stress could be as significant a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as smoking, drinking and overeating, new research shows.
24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.
05 January 2017
Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.
04 January 2017
Holidaymakers are increasingly turning their attentions to trips which are all-inclusive, new research has suggested.
31 December 2016
Budget airline Norwegian has said it will launch ultra-low cost flights for as little at £56 to New York as it ramps up the pressure on its rivals.