Our Most Popular Blogs of 2016

22 Dec 2016

The Flight Centre travel blog is all about inspiring our readers to visit some of the best destinations on our planet, from the flashy OTTness of Dubai, to the cultural diversity of Southeast Asia and the blissful beaches of Australia’s Gold Coast. Here we take a look back at our most popular reads of 2016, to help get you excited for the New Year ahead…

The Flight Centre Travel Blog Awards 2016

Our inaugural Travel Blog Awards went better than we could ever have expected; we loved finding the best writers and websites around, and you guys loved reading about them – in fact we had hundreds of votes – making the call pretty close!

6 of the Best First and Business Class Amenity Kits

What freebies you get on premium flights is important to us – and we know it’s important to you too! So it’s no surprise our inside look at which amenity kits boast the best accessories is one of your favourite Flight Centre articles.

6 Tips for Sleeping on Planes

Fewer things are more frustrating than not being able to get some shuteye on a long-haul flight. From choosing the right seat to remembering your PJs, these tips have helped us (and apparently you) over the last 12 months.

The Best Beaches on the Gold Coast

Whether you like gentle surf or huge rips, Queenslander Lauren Burvill picks out the best beaches and waters in the Gold Coast, successfully inspiring our readers to visit this incredible region.

The Dos and Don’ts for Travelling in Dubai

Our readers just LOVE Dubai and, for the third year running, this article has been in our top 10 most popular reads. Here we talk about where to go, what to see and any cultural faux pas to be aware of.

How to Survive a Long-Haul Flight

No matter what class you travel in, flying long-haul is always, well, long. So it pays to do all you can to ease that feeling. Our tips – like getting to know your cabin crew and setting your watch ahead to the time of your destination – seem to be helping, as you keep coming back to read them!

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Travelling Southeast Asia

Knowing where to begin in Southeast Asia can be a minefield – which is why this article has been so helpful to you, our readers.

8 Ways to Deal with Airport Anxiety

Who suffers with airport anxiety? Apparently a lot of us! You loved this article and we hope it helped you push through your pre-flight worries.

Etihad: The Residence

Behind the Scenes: Inside the Best First Class Cabins

We already know you like a sneak peek, which is why we reckon so many of you loved exploring some of the best First Class cabins out there.


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Alexandra Gregg

Once a roving local news reporter and now a travel-obsessed writer/sub, I'm head-over-heels for nature, wildlife and the ocean. When I'm not getting up close to animals and sea creatures, I'm seeking out the sets of my favourite TV shows around the world. Follow me @wonderg1rl89.