travel advice

Be your own DIY travel agent

On June 16, 2010 at 01:40 AM
Be your own DIY travel agent

With so many airlines, hotels, car rental companies and travel deals on offer, booking a trip can sometimes feel daunting, even for the most seasoned travellers.

Even if you are an experienced traveller, these ‘insider’ tips from Expedia.com.au, operated by Expedia Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, can give you the know-how to book your own trips online with ease and show you how to find more choice and value for money. Read more

Expedia.com.au recommends Australia’s best long weekend destinations

On May 27, 2010 at 01:41 AM
Expedia.com.au recommends Australia’s best long weekend destinations

According to recent research from Expedia.com.auTM, operated by Expedia. Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, 86 per cent of Australians will take at least one short break holiday in 2010. And with the majority of Australians (63 per cent) defining a short break as anywhere between two and four nights, what better way to do it than to add a day or two around a weekend and escape for a well-deserved weekend break. Read more

Travelling around the world for the best festivals

On May 20, 2010 at 01:00 PM

Expedia.com.au research shows Australians will travel far and wide to experience the world’s best festivals

One in ten Australians – and almost one in five 18-34-year-olds – is planning to attend a festival in the next twelve months, according to new research from Expedia.com.au™, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company.

In all corners of the globe, thousands of festivals are held each year celebrating religion, music, food and art, and attract travellers from all walks of life looking for new experiences. Read more

Survey shows Aussies need to think outside the box when planning short-break holidays

On April 07, 2010 at 03:42 AM
Survey shows Aussies need to think outside the box when planning short-break holidays

69% of Australians limit short breaks to destinations within their own state.

New research from Expedia.com.auTM, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, shows that when it comes to taking short breaks, most Australians look no further than their own state. The survey*, conducted among 1,000 Australians, showed that while almost nine out of ten respondents are planning a short break this year, the vast majority (69%) of those will choose to do so within their own state borders rather than looking further afield. And while over a third (36%) of respondents are willing to travel over four hours by car, train or bus to reach their short-break destination, only a few (22%) chose to fly irrespective of where they short-break. Read more

Cities with pride

On February 16, 2010 at 05:56 AM
Cities with pride

Each year cities from around the world take to the streets to celebrate their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) cultures in what has become known as ‘Pride Parades’ (or numerous variations). The annual events, which get bigger, better and more colourful each year, attract hundreds of thousands of participants, and spectators. Many of the cities maintain the fun atmosphere and celebration of tolerance and diversity long after the parade has finished.

With only days until Sydney’s famous Mardi Gras festival begins, Expedia.com.au has scoured the globe to recommend some of the world’s best gay-friendly cities. For more inspiration, visit Expedia’s web page featuring gay and lesbian holiday ideas. Read more