Expedia NAB Travellers' Foreign Currency Rankings

Aussies say ‘Konnichiwa’ as Japan tops the 2013 Expedia NAB Foreign Exchange Index

On February 05, 2013 at 07:44 PM

Expedia.com.au releases its annual Foreign Exchange Index listing the top five emerging destinations for Australian travellers based on purchase power

Sydney, 6th February 2013 –With the Australian dollar currently strong against several of the world’s major currencies, Aussies are spoilt for choice as to where their next holiday should be. While the US and Europe are considered the ‘go-to’ destinations by many, the 2013 Expedia NAB Foreign Exchange Index released today, provides some food for thought, listing Japan at the top of the five emerging destinations which have seen the largest appreciation of the Australian dollar in the last year. 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

Live it up for less in Asia

On October 24, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Top 10 best-value destinations for Aussies

Asia has always presented Australians with cheap and cheerful choices for overseas holidays. However, with so many of the region’s countries home to jaw-dropping landscapes, mouth-watering cuisines and cultures brimming with diversity and history, how do you choose the best from the rest?

For Aussies wanting a short-haul getaway, where they can stretch their travel budget even further, the Expedia NAB Travellers’ Foreign Currency Rankings* lists the top destinations in Asia, according to the performance of the Australian Dollar against the main Asia currencies in the past 12 months.

Top 10 best-value Asia destinations for Aussie travellers with travel tips from Expedia**:

1) Vietnam: 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, Expedia.com.au said. Read more