domestic travel

Aussies get smart with annual leave this Easter

On June 17, 2014 at 06:14 AM
  • More than one in 10 Aussies taking annual leave to maximise the April public holidays
  • Rise in demand for long haul destinations – USA, Europe and Asia most popular
  • Expedia reports 70% YOY increase in interest for Easter holidays

As the first extended public holiday of the year approaches, more than one in ten (14%) Australians are maximising the Easter and Anzac Day double-holiday-hit to take an extra-long break, according Expedia research released today. 

Those aged 25-34 years are the savviest, with 14% booking three days’ annual leave to get a 10-day break and a further 7% booking seven days’ leave to get a whole two weeks off. Read more

Send the books packing: Best destinations for school-leaver celebrations

On November 16, 2011 at 02:00 PM

Exams are almost over and then school is out – for good. Students all over Australia have been holed up indoors preparing and sitting for exams, but by mid-November, Aussie school-leavers will be taking a well-deserved break and having some much needed fun.

Picking a post high school holiday is like picking an elective, the choices are many and preferences vary. Some choose partying or adventure and some choose to relax and recover from exam stress. Either way celebrating the end of your school years is an Aussie tradition. And, students’ hard-earned dollars are going further, meaning sharing good times overseas is worth considering!  

Last minute schoolie packages** from Expedia:

Best for partying:

Bali, Indonesia: Read more

The world’s best holiday spots for high-rollers

On July 11, 2011 at 01:00 PM reveals its Top 10 destinations to try your luck

For Aussies looking for an excuse to blow their tax return, or who just have a little spare cash lying around, a visit to one of world’s top gaming destinations might be on the cards.

Online travel company, Expedia, has released its top 10 places in the world for travellers who have no trouble splashing the cash.’s Top 10 destinations for high rollers:

Monte Carlo, Monaco Read more recommends Australia’s best long weekend destinations

On May 27, 2010 at 01:41 AM recommends Australia’s best long weekend destinations

According to recent research from, operated by Expedia. Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, 86 per cent of Australians will take at least one short break holiday in 2010. And with the majority of Australians (63 per cent) defining a short break as anywhere between two and four nights, what better way to do it than to add a day or two around a weekend and escape for a well-deserved weekend break. Read more

Survey shows Aussies need to think outside the box when planning short-break holidays

On April 07, 2010 at 03:42 AM
Survey shows Aussies need to think outside the box when planning short-break holidays

69% of Australians limit short breaks to destinations within their own state.

New research from, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, shows that when it comes to taking short breaks, most Australians look no further than their own state. The survey*, conducted among 1,000 Australians, showed that while almost nine out of ten respondents are planning a short break this year, the vast majority (69%) of those will choose to do so within their own state borders rather than looking further afield. And while over a third (36%) of respondents are willing to travel over four hours by car, train or bus to reach their short-break destination, only a few (22%) chose to fly irrespective of where they short-break. Read more