Aussies put downtime ahead of the daily grind in quest for work/life balance

On January 13, 2016 at 02:31 AM

Expedia’s 2015 Vacation Deprivation study reveals Aussies are taking the most annual leave in seven years

·         The average Aussie leaves two annual leave days unused, down from five days in 2014

·         Seven in ten (72%) Aussies don’t feel guilty at all about taking annual leave and see it as their right

Sydney, Australia, January 13, 2016– As the new working year begins and the post-holiday high wears off, new research from Expedia® shows Australians are keeping a close eye on their annual leave balance and are making the most of their awarded time-off. Read more


On December 03, 2015 at 02:15 AM

Sydney, Australia, 1 December, 2015 – The brand’s annual ‘State of the Nation’ report, released today, reveals how passionate Australians get out there and explore the world as well as what they look for when planning their next holiday, which goes far beyond good shopping opportunities and having a pool or beach close by.

Expedia’s report found Australia is a nation of travel aficionados who use Bucket Lists to keep their travel dreams on track:

·         More than eight in ten (84%) Australians, over 18, have been overseas

·         Almost three quarters (71%) have explored a different country in the past two years Read more

Career obsessed Aussies throw in the towel on vacations

On November 16, 2012 at 12:58 AM


Career obsessed Aussies throw in the towel on vacations

Expedia global study reveals Australians are more holiday deprived than ever

Australia ranked third in countries not using full leave entitlements

Despite having the reputation for being a laidback nation, new research has revealed that Australians are working themselves to the bone, with a quarter of all holiday leave not being used and an increasing number choosing to postpone booked trips to accommodate work. Read more

No rest for the wicked – even on holiday, Aussies are hooked to the net

On August 03, 2010 at 03:44 AM

One in four Australians access the internet every day they are on holiday

Australians are spending their holidays surfing the internet rather than waves, according to new research from, operated by Expedia Inc., the world’s largest online travel company.

In a survey of over 1000 Australians*, found that more than one in ten (13 per cent) Aussies access the internet up to as much as five times a day when on holiday, while a quarter say they access the internet at least daily. Those on an internet-free holiday are clearly the minority, with only 15 per cent refraining from using the internet at all when on holiday. Read more

Expedia survey reveals Australians ease post-holiday blues by booking their next holiday as soon as they’re back to work

On January 13, 2009 at 01:00 PM
  •  84 percent of Australians feel more motivated at work when they have a booked holiday to look forward to
  • Aussie workers set to cost businesses over $880 million in work hours when researching and booking their next holiday 

As Australians return to work after the summer break, 84 percent have revealed that they feel more motivated at work if they have a holiday to look forward to - according to a recent survey conducted by, operated by Expedia, Inc. ,the world’s leading online travel company. So, while offices around Australia will be busy with work-related planning for the year ahead this month, many Aussie workers will be sure to be planning their 2009 getaways. Read more