‘Plugged in’ travel takes off

On October 27, 2014 at 11:06 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 06:04 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 09:29 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 06:33 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

Stress-free Aussies cut loose on holidays

On June 17, 2014 at 06:24 AM

New Expedia report sheds light on hair-down holiday habits 

  • Aussie holiday makers prioritise trying local cuisine and participating in local customs
  • Women lead the adventurous charge

Expedia’s new Out There report reveals more than half (55%) of Australians behave more extrovertly when travelling, with one in five (22%) saying they feel stress-free on holiday and are really able to let their hair down. More women than men say holidays encourage them to open themselves to new experiences (57% vs 54%). Read more