/ 16 October 2023

See you in Italy

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

You weren’t dreaming it – all of your mates/colleagues/neighbours were in Italy in the middle of this year. Or maybe you were lucky enough to make the journey yourself – whatever it is, we were supremely jealous… And now, the Bureau of Stats has dropped its data on overseas travel, and heaps of Aussies migrated north during June-August. The top Eurosummer destination was the UK, with 214,800 Aussies heading there. Italy came in an impressive second, with 130,510 returnees – the most on record. One travel agent put Italy’s popularity down to “the White Lotus effect” after the last season of the fab HBO show was set in Sicily. And all hail Bali – Indonesia was still the most popular destination, with 379,810 returning travellers during August. Pass the Bintang…

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