2018 Travel

Top 5 places to go this New Year!

With a new year comes new possibilities, and new places for your wanderlust to take you. Can’t decide which destination to tick off the bucket list first? To make it a bit easier for you we have picked out the top 5 2018 travel destinations not to be missed!


Whether you travel alone, as a couple, or with your entire extended family, Fiji will never disappoint. Because it’s just a 4-hour direct flight from Australia you can pop over for a few days, or really get into the island spirit and stay for a few weeks! The beauty of Fiji is that you can do as much or as little as you please. Snorkel on the Coral Coast, visit private island beach clubs for a bit of pampering, or simply relax on the beach. Fiji caters for all travellers, whether you want rustic accommodation run by locals, an uber-luxe and exclusive experience, or a family-friendly resort with childcare options. Prepare to totally relax in a tropical island paradise and adjust your watch to ‘Fiji time’. Find out how here!


In case you missed the news, this April the Gold Coast will be hosting the Commonwealth Games! If you time it right you can make the most of the sunny autumn weather and take in some of the best athletes in the world competing for gold at the same time. With venues up and down the coast and events that range from volleyball in Coolangatta, to swimming in Southport and gymnastics in Coomera, there are plenty of options when it comes to luxury accommodation close to all the action! If this sounds like you, contact our My QLD Holiday Experts now to find out more!


Long-time My Holiday Centre favourite, Hawaii, just keeps getting better and better. There are so many options available to visitors now. From island hopping adventures to relaxing luxury resort holidays and multi-island cruises. Whether you like shopping, music, film, amazing food, or learning about Hawaiian culture, there are plenty of events throughout the year that keep people going back time after time. From the World Surf League Pipe Masters in December to the Black Friday sales after Thanksgiving in November or the Honolulu Festival in March, our team of Hawaii Holiday Experts can help you plan your trip around the must-see events of 2018.


If you think you have been everywhere and seen everything, let Dubai teach you a thing or two! Want to sleep in an underwater hotel that offers underwater yoga sessions and underwater dining? Or perhaps swim with penguins in a snow dome in the middle of the desert?  How about watching robotic jockeys ride camels around a racetrack? Well, you can do it all there! With regular direct flights from Australia and its position in the northern hemisphere providing year-round warm weather, Dubai is the ideal destination for your 2018 vacay. Head over to My Dubai to check out our latest Hot Deals!


In 2017 the number of passengers cruising globally rose by over a million people compared to 2016, and over the last five years, the number of cruise passengers has increased by over 20 per cent! Cruise lines are competing against each other to capture each new cruiser as a loyal customer and this is breeding more interesting, innovative ship features than ever before. From mega ships, to boutique small ships and river ships, the cruise industry is rising to the challenge of bringing us new and exciting adventures every year. 2018 will be no exception!

River cruise company, Scenic, are launching their new 6-star discovery ocean cruise liner, Scenic Eclipse in August; Celebrity Cruises are launching Celebrity Edge in December featuring an external platform which moves up and down the side of the ship and changes function depending on which deck it is on; and NCL is set to launch the Norwegian Bliss in April, a vessel which was designed specifically for Alaskan cruises and has outrageous features such as an on-deck go-kart race track. Bucking the trend entirely is U by Uniworld, the new European river cruises designed specifically for 21-45 year olds. With so much going on, there’s never been a better time to head over to My Cruises and plan your cruise escape!

Still not sure where your 2018 travel adventures will take you? Contact our Holiday Experts for advice!

By Sarah Tayler

Sarah is an avid traveller. When not writing for My Holiday Centre, she can be found gallivanting around the globe. Sarah has a soft spot for Barcelona because she’s a sucker for Gaudi and tapas! She’s also a big fan of leisurely river cruising and loves nothing more than stopping off along the banks of the Loire Valley for a spot of wine tasting, visiting Bordeaux for the history and amazing French food.