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Extreme holiday deprivation: Aussies are sitting on a week’s worth of unused leave

On January 15, 2017 at 11:16 PM
  • Research from Expedia reveals we are wasting five days annual leave a year
  • Aussies are working 480 million extra hours per year*
  • 75% of Aussies would give up sex and booze just to have one extra day leave

Sydney, Australia, 16 January 2017 – Expedia, one of the world’s largest full service online travel sites, today released the results of the Vacation Deprivation® report, an annual study of holiday habits among employed adults in Australia.

The study found Aussies received 20 days annual leave from their employers each year, yet they only took 15. Not only do we have five days unused leaved, we rank third in the world for going a full working year without taking a single holiday, second only to the UAE and Brazil. Read more

DESIRE FOR QUALITY FAMILY TIME KEEPS THE AUSSIE HOLIDAY DREAM ALIVE

On August 31, 2015 at 04:58 AM

Monday, 31 August 2015: Concerns about the economy, and the rising cost of living, may be forcing Australians to tighten their belts, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily impacting on family travel plans.

New research* released today by the Expedia.com.au brand shows a large portion of parents continue to make travel a key priority, with quality time spent together as a family ranked as the strongest motivation for making holiday plans (42%). This is above having no interruptions from work (17%) and introducing the children to new cities and broadening their horizons (14%).   Read more

Health, Happiness and Holidays: The Aussie New Year’s Resolution

On January 13, 2015 at 12:35 AM

Health, Happiness and Holidays: The Aussie New Year’s Resolution

Expedia’s Vacation Deprivation report reveals regular holidays keep the doctor at bay

·         Globally, employees rank being on holiday as what makes them happiest 

·         Over 9 in 10 believe taking regular trips is important for general health and wellbeing

·         Australians leaving one work week of annual leave unused Read more

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

On November 17, 2014 at 06:23 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

Aussies leave millions of annual leave days unused

On January 08, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Expedia’s Vacation Deprivation Report reveals the beach is just a sandy office  Read more

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