Roaming Aussies: taking flight younger, going farther and more frequently

On November 17, 2014 at 01:23 AM

Expedia ‘State of the Nation’ travel report reveals changing trends

  • Aussies taking flight younger and more often than their parents
  • City slickers vs. country counterparts in the battle of the boarding past
  • Families heading farther afield – USA and Canada growing in popularity

Expedia.com.autoday released its inaugural ‘State of the Nation’ report, delving deep into the behaviour of Australian travellers, revealing those aged 24 and under are shaping the future of Aussie travel; taking off earlier and travelling farther and more frequently. Read more

‘Plugged in’ travel takes off

On October 27, 2014 at 07:06 PM

Expedia’s Mobile Index reveals device dependency amongst Australians

  • Smartphones relied upon more than any other mobile device
  • Public speakerphone calls considered most offensive mobile etiquette violation 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi considered top hotel perk

Expedia and Egencia today released the collaborative 2014 Global Mobile Index report, a study of mobile-device-related behaviours and preferences among leisure and business travellers. The study reveals the deep dependence on mobile devices, defined as a smartphone, tablet, e-reader, laptop or smartwatch. Read more

Deal-driven Aussies missing out on significant travel savings

On August 05, 2014 at 02:04 AM
  • Older Aussies saving more than others by embracing hotel and flight bundles
  • Expedia’s insider tip – bundling flight and hotel together is the key to stretching holiday funds further

Australia is renowned for being a nation of savvy travellers, yet research from Expedia’s Out There study reveals an astounding 81 per cent of Aussies may be missing out on possible triple-digit savings when booking their travel.

While just over half of Aussie travellers (53%) save for their entire holiday in advance, the remainder rely on credit to pay for a portion of their holiday. In fact, one in ten pay for their entire holiday on credit, so finding ways to help holiday funds stretch further is becoming a hot topic for holiday makers. Read more

The World’s Best-Reviewed Hotels: Expedia Releases 2014 Insiders’ Select™ List

On July 03, 2014 at 05:29 AM
  • Lakehouse Hotel and Resort in San Marcos, California tops 2014 list
  • Six of the top 10 rated hotels based in USA
  • Sheraton on the Park ranked best hotel in Australasia

Expedia today announced its 2014 Insiders’ Select™ rankings, an annual list of the world’s best hotels as judged by almost two million verified guest reviews and in-house experts. Read more

Deal-driven Aussies: How we stack up globally

On June 17, 2014 at 02:33 AM

Expedia Holiday Spending Index reveals Aussie holiday spending habits

  • Eight in 10 Aussies actively seek deals when booking holidays
  • Aussies prefer to save in advance for holidays, as opposed to paying later
  • Globally, travellers choose to splurge on holiday accommodation over transport

Expedia’s new Holiday Spending Index reveals that savvy Aussie travellers are amongst the most deal-driven in the world; they prefer to save in advance for a holiday and consider domestic travel to be amongst the most expensive globally. Read more

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