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Queenslanders lead AccorHotels’ Greatest Australian Online Test

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It seems Queenslanders are proving they could be the most true blue Aussies after achieving on average more perfect scores in the AccorHotels Greatest Australian Online Test than any other state, with New South Wales in close second position.

However when it comes to their own state, Queenslanders have faulted on some simple questions with six per cent of the population unable to name their state capital city correctly, while ACT and Northern Territory residents scored 100 per cent on this question. One in 10 of New South Wales respondents do not know where to find the ‘City of Churches’.

Launched by AccorHotels in May, The Greatest Australian Online Test is aimed at finding out how much or little Aussies actually know about their own country, while at the same time encouraging Aussies to re-think international travel and start looking at exploring their own back yard.

Results are already showing that Aussie’s knowledge of their own backyard – or lack thereof – means they are missing out on experiencing some of Australia’s most scenic and world renowned landmarks, some of which are literally in their own backyard.

“So far only six per cent of Aussies have achieved a perfect score on our online test and the average test score is 58 per cent – meaning they are really only just passing our Australian knowledge test,” said AccorHotels Vice President Marketing and Communications, Bridie Commerford.

“Our mid campaign results are already showing that Australians need to start getting out and explore more of their own backyard. We have even found in some cases that more non-Aussies can more accurately answer some questions compared to some Australians.”

New South Wales residents are currently the not so proud owners of being the state with the most amount of respondents scoring zero in the online test. But there is still time for the states to prove who is the ‘most Australian’ with the online test running until 31 July.

“We are looking forward to finding out which state and individual is the ‘most Australian’ at the end of our campaign come August. So I encourage everyone who hasn’t yet taken the test to jump online at thegreatestaustralian.com and share their results with friends and family,” Commerford said.

By taking the AccorHotels Greatest Australian Online Test entrants will have the chance to win a $2,000 holiday to explore Australia with AccorHotels. Australian residents can also check out some great deals on offer from AccorHotels to plan a winter escape including Stay 2 and save 20% at participating CBD hotels and free breakfast at participating regional hotels.

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