Sydney, Australia, 22 March, 2016 – Expedia.com.au has today released further findings from its annual State of the Nation report, revealing Australians are increasingly embracing multi-generational travel, seeing it as an opportunity to spend quality time with the whole family, not only a chance for a free trip from the oldies and a helping hand with the kids.
In the lead up to the Easter holidays, Expedia is seeing searches for family hotel rooms increase more than 20% year-on-year*, as more than a third (35%) of Australian travellers report they have been on holiday with more than one generation of their family in the last two years, rising to 46% among Australian parents** with children 17 and under. Read more
- 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