Exploring your own backyard this Christmas

This Christmas is set to see a big change in how we spend our holidays. A recent survey conducted by INNOCEAN has found that almost 40% will be exploring their own backyard over the Christmas holiday period.

The INNOCEAN 2020 Life in the Times of Covid tracker reveals overwhelming support for local travel, with most Australians keen to jump in the car and experience their own region this Christmas and new year.

It’s not surprising that Australian’s are wanting to get back to the great outdoors with many of us being couped up at home without much to look forward to.  A family road trip could be just what the doctor ordered.

INNOCEAN Head of Strategy, Karl Bates said it was no surprise Australians were feeling the need to travel.

“The past six months have been devastating, with COVID-19 transforming the way we live and impacting every facet of life,” he said. “Despite this, the majority of respondents, at 56%, said they felt optimistic about the nation’s future and were itching to hit the road for a break this Christmas.

“We’re gearing up for Australia’s biggest ever staycation season – and with so many regions still reeling from the effects of drought and bushfires, let alone COVID-19, it’s great news for the many tourism, accommodation and hospitality providers who have been doing it tough.”

The good news is if you are opting for a more traditional Aussie holiday with the family, Community First may be able to help you with a new car, caravan, boat or jetski.  With rates from as low as 5.34%p.a. 1 (6.10%p.a. comparison rate*) and loan terms up to 7 years, along with a low $5 monthly fee, that dream toy might be the perfect Christmas gift for you and the family.

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Source: INNOCEAN 2020 Life in the Times of Covid * Methodology: Survey conducted on June 29 and August 22. Sample size: 2,000, aged 30-60 years, household income: $100k – $250k. 55% living in the suburbs of major cities, 35% in regional and 10% inner city residents.

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Last updated: 16 November 2020

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