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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

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