Expedia Australia creates innovative mapplet on Google Maps with travel booking facilities and user-reviews

On April 02, 2008 at 01:00 PM

Have you ever booked a hotel only to find that it’s on the wrong side of town? Expedia.com.au has created a comprehensive “mapplet” in Google Maps, which is designed to help customers choose their hotel at their chosen destination. The mapplet, launching today and visible on http://maps.google.com.au will offer an interactive map, booking facilities for hotels and attractions, and independent user reviews. 

To use the mapplet, the user goes to the “My Maps” tab on Google Maps Australia at http://www.maps.google.com.au and selects Expedia Hotels & Attractions. Read more

Expedia microsite helps travellers plan holidays to UK and France

On March 11, 2008 at 01:00 PM

Online travel company, Expedia.com.auTM, has launched a new microsite for travellers to UK and France, “A taste of Britain and France”. The microsite features extensive information on tours, activities and destinations that will assist travellers in getting the most out of their itineraries. Customers booking a trip through the microsite also have the chance to win a free trip to Paris and London for two, including flights, accommodation, trips on the Eurostar and admission to major tourist attractions. Read more

Following the trail of Northern Hemisphere festivals

On March 04, 2008 at 01:00 PM

With hundreds of festivals being during the Northern Hemisphere summer (May-September), festival-hopping is a great way to experience new cultures and meet the locals. And for those on a repeat visit to a favourite destination, festivals provide a great alternative to the museums and traditional tourist attractions.

As festivals give a unique insight into a country’s traditions, heritage and culture, following the trail of festivals is an ideal way to experience the Northern Hemisphere summer at its best.

For people booking a summer holiday to the Northern Hemisphere this year, online travel company Expedia.com.auTM reveals some of the best summer festivals to help plan your holiday to that half of the world. Read more

Expedia.com.au breaks Australian Smart Car record

On February 20, 2008 at 01:00 PM

Online travel company fits 12 people into Smart Car

 Global online travel company, Expedia.com.auTM, succeeded in breaking an Australian record by fitting 12 people into a Smart Car. With no verified record in the country, the company set an Australian first by squeezing employees into their branded Smart Car in a recent team building exercise.

Expedia Australia Marketing Director, Kristi Barrow, who orchestrated the stunt said, “We thought it would be a fun way to get the staff involved in our latest marketing initiative with our branded Smart Car. It was fun, but needless to say, a tight fit!” Read more

Australia’s 2008 travel resolutions revealed by Expedia.com.au

On January 07, 2008 at 01:00 PM

Eastern Europe emerges as favourite must-see destination for 2008, while making travel carbon neutral barely rates a mention

This year will see Australians visiting new and different destinations, according to a recent poll into Australians’ travel resolutions for 2008 conducted by online travel company Expedia.com.au.

Almost two-thirds (64%) of the survey’s 5,000 respondents chose visiting a completely new and different destination as their number one travel resolution for 2008; interestingly, however, only 4% of respondents chose making all future trips carbon neutral as their number one travel resolution for 2008. Read more