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‘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

Millennial jet set steer the future of travel - expect control, personalisation, rewards

On November 27, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Expedia and Egencia Future of Travel study reveals the rise of the millennials

• Under 34s travelling more for business and leisure
• Smartphones and tablets integral to millennial traveller experience
• Business travellers splurge company funds on room service and expensive meals – feel entitled to claim loyalty points

Millennial travellers – those aged 34 years and younger – are driving evolution in the travel industry as they travel more, spend more, and embrace mobile technology to plan and book travel, according to the Future of Travel study released today by Expedia and Egencia, Expedia Inc’s corporate travel company. Read more