‘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:

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Gen Ys whinge to win an upgrade

On May 10, 2010 at 02:09 AM
Gen Ys whinge to win an upgrade

One in four Gen Y Aussies complain in order to score an upgrade on a flight or hotel room

New research from Expedia.com.auTM, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, has found that Generation Y Aussies are most likely to complain in order to land themselves a free upgrade on a flight or in a hotel.

The survey*, conducted among 1,000 Australians, revealed that almost a quarter (24 per cent) of Australians aged between 18-24 were willing to complain about nearby guests/passengers, the food, or quality of service to score a flight or hotel upgrade, well above the national average of 16 per cent.

As part of their bag of freewheeling tricks, four per cent of Gen Ys also admit to posing as business travellers to secure a free upgrade. Read more

Australians begin 2010 hoping for a holiday

On January 12, 2010 at 01:00 PM

Expedia.com.au research reveals January is ‘Holiday Hope Month’ for Aussie travellers

With the year barely a few weeks old, over half of Australians are already planning their next holiday just as they head back to work after the Christmas break. This is according to new research from Expedia.com.auTM, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s leading online travel company.

January has emerged as ‘Holiday Hope Month’ for Australians, with 54% of the population beginning to plan their holidays for the coming year during this month as they leave the sun, surf and Christmas memories behind. Read more

Luxury Travel – Expedia.com.au ranks 2010’s top luxury travel destinations

On December 15, 2009 at 01:00 PM

Expedia.com.au names the top 10 destinations for travellers to ‘up-star’ in 2010 without breaking the bank

 For many travellers, the privilege of travelling in style may come with too large a price tag – or so they may think. However, according to Expedia.com.au, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s leading online travel company, the price tag for luxury holidays in 2010 is likely to come as a pleasant surprise. As the travel industry continues to recover from the global financial crisis, Expedia.com.au believes that 2010 will be a year of travel ‘up-starring’, as Aussie travellers continue to take advantage of the great deals on offer by hotels and airlines whilst adding a bit of glitz and glamour to their holiday. Read more