Jetabroad: Australian Tourists Flock to New York City

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NYC & Company has reported that over 500,000 Australians visited New York City in 2010; online holiday experts Jetabroad attribute the surge to the strength of the Australian dollar and the enduring appeal of the city.

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Many of our customers at Jetabroad are taking advantage of these circumstances to book dream holidays at excellent prices.

A recent report has indicated that Australians are travelling to New York City in incredible numbers. NYC & Company, the city’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organisation, reported that more than 500,000 Australians visited the metropolis in 2010, and the authority only expects these numbers to increase in 2011. Online holiday experts Jetabroad also found that the city is becoming increasingly popular. Darin Walters, MD of Jetabroad, comments: “In 2010 we found that there was a very significant increase in Australians travelling to the city from airports in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.”

According to Walters the increased popularity of the city can be partially attributed to the recent strength of the Australian dollar, which has made travelling to the United States much more affordable. He states: “Many of our customers at Jetabroad are taking advantage of these circumstances to book dream holidays at excellent prices. New York City is one of the most appealing destinations in the world, and Australians have not hesitated to visit it in this past year.”

Statistics from NYC & Company reveal that New York City is a popular destination for tourists from all around the world. In 2010, an astounding 48.7 million visitors ventured to the city, making it one of the most visited places in the world.

Walters concludes that the recent surge of Australian tourists is not surprising given the exchange rates between Australia and the United States, and the enduring popularity of the city. He states: “New York City is one of the most amazing places to visit in the world: from the shops on Park Avenue to its collection of museums and restaurants, this city truly has it all. Indeed, for any avid traveller, some time there is absolutely essential. Given the recent performance of the Australian dollar we are not surprised to learn that 500,000 Aussies came to New York City in 2010, and we expect even more people to venture there in 2011.”

Jetabroad is a Sydney-based, global online flight specialist and travel agency. The best flight options are just a click away with the ability to search, combine and ticket over 450 of the world's commercial airlines. Jetabroad’s unique flight search technology allows for bookings in multiple currencies from anywhere, to anywhere else in the world. All inclusive pricing is displayed upfront in Jetabroad's flight results - no extra charges or credit card fees are added at the end of the booking process when completing your online payment.

Based in Chatswood in Sydney's northern suburbs Jetabroad is led by an executive team with extensive international experience in both offline and Internet-based travel and consumer marketing. Supported by a highly skilled team of online professionals and travel consultants they offer an exceptional customer experience at a competitive price.


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