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The Expedia® Value Tracker reveals top international destinations for Australian travellers

On August 11, 2015 at 12:46 AM
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The Expedia® Value Tracker reveals top international destinations for Australian travellers
  • Of Aussie favourites, New Zealand leads the way in value for money
  • Long-standing favourites, including US, now more expensive though more affordable airfares expected to entice travellers
As the Australian dollar struggles against some of the world’s major currencies, and holidays on home-soil grow in appeal for many, the Expedia Value Tracker, out today, reveals the overseas destinations offering the best value for money for travellers.
 
Expanding on its long-standing Foreign Exchange Index, which measures the performance of the Australian dollar against major global currencies, Expedia.com.au’s new report exam

2014 Expedia Foreign Exchange Index points Aussie travellers to Asia

On March 05, 2014 at 03:15 AM
  • Best time to travel to Japan is now – Aussie dollar stretches further than in any other country
  • Asian countries dominate top five best-value destinations

For the second consecutive year, Australian travellers are finding the best value for money in Japan, according to the 2014 Expedia Foreign Exchange Index.

Despite the Australian dollar recently falling to a three and a half year low[1] against the US dollar, its value increased by 2.3 per cent in 2013 against the Japanese yen, cementing Japan as the must-visit destination for travellers looking to get value for money in a traditionally pricey destination. Read more

Weak Euro drives Australian demand for Mediterranean holidays

On June 15, 2010 at 01:39 AM
Weak Euro drives Australian demand for Mediterranean holidays

Aussie travellers take advantage of favourable Euro / Aussie Dollar exchange rate for European holidays

Hotel transactions conducted in the first four months of the year for some European destinations grew by at least 180% compared to the same period last year, according to Expedia.com.auTM, operated by Expedia. Inc., the world’s largest online travel company. The biggest rise in hotel bookings was posted by destinations bordering the Mediterranean such as Greece, Italy and Spain.

Chris Hann, Retail Manager at Expedia.com.au comments, “We have seen a huge growth in demand for Mediterranean destinations such as Santorini, Positano, Dubrovnik and Istanbul as well as for more conventional European destinations like Manchester, Geneva and Lucerne. Read more

Europe comes out tops as best value Aussie Dollar holiday hotspot

On April 30, 2010 at 03:32 AM
Europe comes out tops as best value Aussie Dollar holiday hotspot

Latest Expedia Foreign Exchange Index reveals the top ten destinations where the Australian Dollar goes furthest

As the Australian Dollar soars to record highs against some of the world’s major currencies, leading Australian travel website Expedia.com.auTM (owned by Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company), in conjunction with foreign exchange specialist HiFX, has released its latest Expedia® Foreign Exchange Index, revealing the top ten destinations around the world where Australian travellers will get the best value for their money. The verdict is clear: with eight out of the ten currencies being from Europe, Europe is currently the undisputed Aussie Dollar holiday hotspot! Read more

Surging Australian dollar offers Aussie travellers a great reason to head overseas

On July 14, 2008 at 02:00 PM

 Annual Expedia Foreign Exchange Index reveals the top destinations where the Australian Dollar goes furthest

South Africa, Vietnam and South Korea have topped the list of countries whose currencies offer the best value against the strong Australian Dollar, measured over the past year.

Expedia.com.au™, subsidiary of Expedia, Inc., the world’s leading online travel company, in conjunction with foreign exchange specialist HiFX, has produced the second annual list of top ten destinations where the Australian Dollar (AUD) has strengthened most over the past 12 months. Read more