Strong Aussie Dollar drives skiers and snowboarders overseas

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 23-Jul-18

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey has found that the travel habits of Australians going skiing or snowboarding on holiday over the last 20 years has been heavily influenced by the value of the Australian Dollar. However, this co-relation has broken down in the last three years as the dollar has stabilised at a value of between 70-80 US cents. Between March 2001 when the Australian Dollar was valued at just 49 US cents through to July 2011 when it reached a high of around $1.10 USD the soaring dollar predicted the increasing propensity of Australians to travel overseas for skiing and snowboarding holidays. In March 2001, just 25% of Australians who went snow skiing or snowboarding on their last holiday chose an overseas holiday destination, while this hit 50% in January 2012. This dipped substantially in 2014-15 to just 33% in early 2015, after the value of the currency fell sharply. However, since bottoming at 30% in late 2016 there has been a steady increase in Australians heading overseas for skiing and snowboarding holidays, which is now at 46%.


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