More Aussies intend to go overseas, study shows

The number of Aussies who are planning to jet off on a foreign holiday appears to be increasing all the time.

New figures compiled by Roy Morgan Research have indicated that 69 per cent of people surveyed in August are looking to take a break in the next 12 months – up from 68 per cent at the same point last year.

Of this number, ten per cent insisted that they are hoping to leave the country, which represents a one per cent rise on the corresponding period in 2011.

With the Aussie dollar still relatively strong, travellers from down under are getting the best exchange rates when heading to destinations in Asia, Europe and North America.

Roy Morgan's international director of tourism, travel and leisure Jane Ianniello said that New Zealand, the UK, Bali, Thailand and the US are proving to be particularly popular holiday locations among Aussie tourists.

At the moment, one Aussie dollar will get you NZ$1.24 or US$1.03 in return.