GAME ON: THE RISE OF SPORTS TOURISM

On January 21, 2016 at 03:43 AM

GAME ON: THE RISE OF SPORTS TOURISM

  • More than a quarter of Aussie sports lovers plan to cheer on the green and gold abroad in the next 12-24 months
  • The Rio games carries the most pull for sports fans, while England attracts the most sports fans

28 September, 2015: With the rugby currently underway in England, and less than a year until the big athletics games in Brazil, fans around the world are gearing up for some of the biggest and best international events on the sporting calendar. Read more

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

UNSTOPPABLE AUSSIE TRAVELLERS - MOVE OVER MAINSTREAM, AUSTRALIANS ARE AFTER THE UNIQUE AND UNSPOILED

On December 03, 2015 at 02:15 AM

Sydney, Australia, 1 December, 2015 – The Expedia.com.au 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

Expedia Insiders' Select 2015

On September 03, 2015 at 02:28 AM

The World’s Best-Reviewed Hotels:

Expedia.com Releases 2015 Insiders’ Select List

 

Four Australian properties featured among 650 global properties named to the annual elite list, resulting from two million+ guest reviews

 

 

SYDNEY, Australia, September 1, 2015– Expedia.com®, one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites*, has released the Australian results of the Expedia® 2015 Insiders’ Select® rankings, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world’s best-reviewed hotels.

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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