Amee Evans

Rise of the holiday-deprived

On December 01, 2011 at 02:00 PM

Expedia global survey reveals Aussie workers take less holidays every year

Australia ranked in the top five most holiday-deprived nations

Uncertain economic times and tightened purse strings are resulting in Australian workers being reluctant to take all of their holiday leave.

According to the latest annual global Vacation Deprivation® survey from Expedia®, the world’s largest online travel company, Aussies are taking less time off work and are even more holiday deprived this year than they were in 2010. Read more

Hugh Jackman top ‘armrest buddy’ for Aussie travellers

On September 28, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Local star Jackman and Richard Branson overwhelmingly most popular flight partners

They may be heroes of the stage and screen but would you want to sit next to them on an aeroplane? To coincide with its FriendTrips Facebook competition, asked Australian Facebook users* which home-grown and international celebrities they would most like to sit next to on a flight. Read more

Cadel claims the yellow guernsey with Aussie travellers

On September 28, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Aussies ditch footy and cricket heroes in favour of sitting next to cycling superstar on a flight

Despite Australia being a country renowned for its passionate cricket and rugby supporters, the stars of cycling, swimming, surfing and tennis have proved more popular choices to sit next to on a plane than the Australian cricket captain and top rugby league and rugby union players.

To coincide with its FriendTrips Facebook competition, asked Australian Facebook users* which sports star they would most like to sit next to on a plane.

Cadel Evans, the most recent and only Australian winner of the famed Tour De France, was the most popular choice for many Australians with more than one in seven (14 per cent) wanting buckle up next to the cycling hero. Read more

Dollar dazzlers: Top 10 best-value overseas destinations for Aussie travellers revealed

On September 16, 2011 at 03:00 PM

The Expedia NAB Travellers’ Foreign Currency Rankings* help Aussies find the best value for money in every corner of the globe

The strong Australian Dollar is driving a record increase in the number of Australians travelling abroad as more and more globe-trotting Aussies head overseas to stretch their travel dollars further.

“It’s a very exciting time to be an Aussie travelling overseas because our currency is at near-record highs against, not only the US Dollar, but many of the world’s major and minor currencies,” Amee Evans, Marketing Manager, said. Read more

Look to the stars for travel inspiration

On August 17, 2011 at 04:00 PM and expert astrologer, Devorah, reveal your perfect holiday according to your star sign

Planning a holiday? Most travellers look to travel websites, family and friends or the latest magazines for inspiration when arranging their next trip. However, consulting the Cosmos might open up a whole new world of options for even the most experienced traveller.

Believe it or not, your star sign influences how and where you travel. For instance, Cancerians are best to steer clear of action-filled holidays like Las Vegas, whereas Arians thrive on busy and bustling destinations. Read more