This headline lift doesn’t capture the total desire to head back to restaurants, however, because most states have previously had a 10-person per venue limit. With states like New South Wales moving to a 50-person limit on 1 June, it will be interesting to see how diners react.
On the tourism front, with regional trips in most states either allowed or soon to be allowed, people are thinking about travelling. Searching for “Melbourne hotels” and “Sydney hotels” lifted quickly in recent weeks.
It also looks like people are heading back to Airbnb, with searches up very sharply.