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Travel boom as regional travel restrictions come to an end

As of 1 November, travel restrictions to regional NSW have come to an end for vaccinated Aussies. Holiday accommodation and car rental services such as Car Next Door are seeing a boom in demand as interest in regional travel peaks.

Jessica Pilon-Summons

Now permitted

For the fully vaccinated, whether you're from metropolitan Sydney or regional NSW, travel across the state is now permitted. This includes recreational travel, with holiday homes and short term accommodation able to host up to 20 fully vaccinated people.

A detailed look at NSW's current COVID-19 settings can be found on the NSW Government's website.

Watch 7 News item: Road trips ahead as NSW regional travel opens up

Increased demand for holiday accommodation and car rentals

Eager to get out and make the most of their renewed freedom and with the upcoming holiday period fast approaching, NSW residents are booking out popular holiday spots months in advance.

Car Next Door has experienced a massive spike in bookings.

Booking in NSW for the first week of November shot up 75 per cent compared to the same time last year, with bookings also currently up 18 per cent for the following week.

“We expect to see bookings up high throughout the rest of November, right through to Christmas,” said Car Next Door co-founder and CEO Will Davies.

“Sydneysiders have been locked in the city for months and they are ready to get out and explore further afield.”

“A lot of people are choosing to do road trips which are close to home since interstate borders are still closed.”

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Car Next Door has experienced a spike in bookings - Read The Daily Telegraph article

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