Aussies splash their cash in Hawaii, figures show
Hawaii is continuing to prove increasingly attractive to Australians, with a growing number of travellers taking advantage of the best exchange rates seen for years. The Aussie dollar is more than holding its own against the US equivalent and this has prompted a surge in the number of people from down under heading to the idyllic island. New statistics released by Hawaii Tourism Oceania have suggested that the average Australian now spends $232.75 per day in the US state. This represented a year-on-year increase of 13 per cent. There was a 33.4 per cent rise in the number of people travelling to the island and many of this number were either getting married there, or were on their honeymoon. Hawaii country manager Helen Williams said she is thrilled by the increased uptake of holiday packages by Aussies. "It's always been a massively popular destination because of the year round warm weather, proximity to Australia and the laidback culture," she remarked. Have a question about travel money? Ask the money gurus at Mozo Answers.