The Central Coast named in Air BnB's best weekend escapesPublished on 15 Nov 2018
News.com.au has teamed up with Airbnb to explore the huge range of listings scattered all over the country and featured at the top of the list, our very own Central Coast.
Sydneysiders have known for years and it seems now word has caught on. This month, Air BnB and News.com.au has featured the Central Coast as one of the best weekend getaway spots.
The article extols the virtues of shorter trips, saying they are practical, budget friendly and give back to our regional neighbours. It says they can be good for the soul, too. Research published in the Journal of Happiness Studies analysed employee post-holiday happiness levels and found "it seems much more reasonable to schedule several shorter vacations across a work year in order to maintain high levels of health and wellness."
If anything, based on Tourism Research Australia figures, Australians are taking more holiday trips than in the past but there is a tendency for working people to take shorter duration trips
Dr David Beirman
Senior lecturer in tourism at the University of Technology