Louise Crompton

Deal-driven Aussies missing out on significant travel savings

On August 05, 2014 at 06:04 AM
  • Older Aussies saving more than others by embracing hotel and flight bundles
  • Expedia’s insider tip – bundling flight and hotel together is the key to stretching holiday funds further

Australia is renowned for being a nation of savvy travellers, yet research from Expedia’s Out There study reveals an astounding 81 per cent of Aussies may be missing out on possible triple-digit savings when booking their travel.

While just over half of Aussie travellers (53%) save for their entire holiday in advance, the remainder rely on credit to pay for a portion of their holiday. In fact, one in ten pay for their entire holiday on credit, so finding ways to help holiday funds stretch further is becoming a hot topic for holiday makers. Read more

Cairns hotels lead the way in Australian market

On May 06, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Latest Expedia Insiders’ Select list ranks the world’s best hotels based on value, service and customer ratings; 13 Australian hotels feature in the top 500

In a triumph for Queensland tourism after a difficult summer, Cairns hotels have dominated the Australian contingent in the 2011 Insiders’ Select™ list (www.expedia.com.au/insiders-select.aspx) compiled by online travel company Expedia. This year, a record 13 Australian hotels appear in the world’s top 500, with Roydon Beachfront Apartments in Cairns voted by travellers as the 16th best hotel in the world.  Three other hotels in Cairns also made the list, as well as hotels in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and the Gold Coast. Read more

Expedia® Foreign Exchange Index – April 2011

On April 11, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Latest HiFX Foreign Exchange Index reveals top destinations for travellers on the Australian Dollar

With the Australian Dollar surging past parity against the US Dollar and still hitting record highs against other currencies, now more than ever is the time to dust off the passport and head overseas. To find out where Aussie travellers get the best bang for their travel buck, online travel company Expedia, in conjunction with foreign exchange specialist HiFX, has released its latest Expedia® HiFX Foreign Exchange Index.

According to the latest Expedia HiFX Foreign Exchange Index, Asia is currently the best value-for-money region in the world, with three out of the top 10 best value destinations being in Asia. Read more

Expedia Travel Value Tracker reveals typical holiday expenses in popular international destinations

On March 30, 2011 at 01:00 PM

See where you get the best bang for your holiday spending dollar 

On-the-ground costs can greatly impact the overall cost of a holiday. With travel expenses varying considerably from country to country, some insider knowledge about holiday expenses in certain destinations is handy for travellers wanting their spending money to stretch a little further.

To help travellers with their holiday budget, online travel company Expedia.com.au has compiled its inaugural Expedia Travel Value Tracker*, which lists 10 typical everyday holiday items in 10 of the most popular international destinations for Australian travellers. Read more

Chasing the summer sun

On February 16, 2011 at 04:00 PM

Expedia.com.au lists the best Northern Hemisphere summer destinations for 2011

With the Australian summer soon to make way for autumn, now is the time for travellers not wanting to let the sun set on summer to start planning a mid-year holiday.

From Europe to North America, the Northern Hemisphere offers travellers a playground of destinations to explore. With the strength of the Australian dollar motivating one in three Aussies to book an overseas holiday this year*,Expedia.com.au has scoured the Northen Hemisphere to find the best up and coming destinations to visit during Australia’s winter months. Read more