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A new survey from Wyndham Hotel Group has revealed Australians are looking for more cost effective travel experiences.

The study, conducted by Wyndham Rewards, revealed Australians are looking for mid-scale and economy accommodation on both their business and leisure travels, with 69 per cent saying they wanted to cut costs when travelling.

Of these respondents, 59 per cent said mid-scale options were most appealing for leisure, while 42 per cent chose mid-scale for business purposes. There were 38 per cent of respondents who opted for economy hotels for both leisure and business last year.

With 81 per cent of the study’s respondents expecting to travel the same amount or more in 2016 as the previous year, Wyndham Hotel Group’s rapidly expanding mid-range and economy brands, Ramada and Days Inn, will be popular options.

Wyndham Hotel Group’s President and Managing Director of South East Asia and Pacific Rim, Barry Robinson, said there were many more mid-scale and economy hotels expected to open in the region this year to cater to the growing demand of cost-conscious travellers to the region.

“With Australia’s outbound departures expected to grow 3.4 per cent to 9.9 million over the next year, we are committed to providing an extensive variety of holiday options in the Asia Pacific, which is a popular travel destination for Australians,” Robinson said.

Wyndham Rewards is a simple-to-use loyalty program with a generous points earning structure that can be used to redeem free nights, along with hundreds of other rewards options including travel expenses and gift cards.

The loyalty program is available at more than 7,800 hotels worldwide across 16 brands, giving travellers great rewards and benefits at a variety of locations.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management