international travel

UNSTOPPABLE AUSSIE TRAVELLERS - MOVE OVER MAINSTREAM, AUSTRALIANS ARE AFTER THE UNIQUE AND UNSPOILED

On December 03, 2015 at 02:15 AM

Sydney, Australia, 1 December, 2015 – The Expedia.com.au brand’s annual ‘State of the Nation’ report, released today, reveals how passionate Australians get out there and explore the world as well as what they look for when planning their next holiday, which goes far beyond good shopping opportunities and having a pool or beach close by.

Expedia’s report found Australia is a nation of travel aficionados who use Bucket Lists to keep their travel dreams on track:

·         More than eight in ten (84%) Australians, over 18, have been overseas

·         Almost three quarters (71%) have explored a different country in the past two years 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

‘Up-star in Asia and live like an emperor

On October 13, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Staying in five-star digs on holiday isn’t just for the rich and famous. For budget-conscious travellers, up-starring is one way to have that champagne experience on a beer budget.

Asia is the perfect place for savvy travellers to put their hard-earned dollars to work. With so many accommodation options, a five-star hotel stay is sometimes less than $100 a night.

Online travel company Expedia.com.au has handpicked some awesome destinations in Asia where travellers can ‘up-star’ from three to five star accommodation for less than $50 per night:

Bangkok, Thailand 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