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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

Expedia unveils the ultimate travel bucket list

On March 04, 2014 at 05:57 AM

Australia’s 2014 hot spots Listopedia

According to Expedia’s 2014 hot spots Listopedia, Aussies are set to explore hidden treasures right on their doorstep in their travels next year, as destinations like Lombok, Indonesia, and Palawan in the Philippines, with their secluded, pristine beaches, vie for attention over traditional favourites like Bali and Phuket.

The Whitsundays, renowned for its 74 tropical islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, is perfect for travellers of all ages and will be popular, spurred by a 95% increase in travel demand in 2013. Read more