Aussies prefer short-term breaks in New York and London

More Aussies took advantage of the best exchange rates in order to take short-term breaks in London and New York last year.

The strong Australian dollar has encouraged more people from down under to make the very long trips to the two world famous cities.

According to a study by accommodation provider Roomorama, a growing number of Aussies settled for short stays of between two and three nights in the destinations because they are two of the most expensive places in the world.

The research also indicated that travellers were keen to briefly explore Beijing, Shanghai and Bali during the course of 2011.

"They prefer to rent an apartment that offers more value, and of course, provides a much more unique and authentic experience than a cookie-cutter hotel," commented chief operating officer at Roomorama Jia En Teo.

ANZ's currency strategist Andrew Salter recently told the Sydney Morning Herald that the financial crisis in the eurozone has encouraged more Aussies to take trips to the continent, as their dollars are stretching far further than in previous years.ADNFCR-1761-ID-801263506-ADNFCR