Founder of travel resource website VegTrip Peter Logan revealed that Australian interest in vegan travel—particularly in the luxury sector—has seen a large increase in the past two years. “When we started our site four years ago,” Logan said, “most [of] the hotels that we added were locations that had been vegetarian for a long time. Now we are seeing more and more newly started hotels just for vegans popping up.” On the ground, vegan hotels are experiencing an uptick in business.“We’ve found a real difference in the last year or so. People are much more open to veganism and even want to learn more about it,” owner of vegan accommodations provider Bed and Broccoli Nikki Medwell said. “We are not only taking more bookings, even mid-week bookings, but are catering for more functions, including weddings and birthdays.” Veganism in Australia has been growing steadily, as evidenced by a Google Trend report that revealed “vegan” was the most searched dietary term on the continent in 2016.
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