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Aussies – no longer beach bums?

On July 09, 2013 at 07:46 AM

Tuesday, 9 July2013                                                                                                  

Aussies – no longer beach bums?

Expedia Fly and Flop report reveals beach vacation habits   Read more

Explore the ‘Second Cities’ of Europe with Expedia

On April 17, 2013 at 11:32 PM

 

Expedia.com.au uncovers five lesser-known cities travellers shouldn’t miss

Sydney, 17th April 2013 –With winter fast approaching, travel planning is high on the agenda as Aussies try to escape the chill. As the Northern Hemisphere dips into Summer Europe remains a popular destination for those looking to combine adventure and history with gorgeous weather and breathtaking sights. In fact, according to bookings made on Expedia.com.au, 65% of all Europe-bound travel took place between May to September* last year.

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Aussies say ‘Konnichiwa’ as Japan tops the 2013 Expedia NAB Foreign Exchange Index

On February 05, 2013 at 07:44 PM

Expedia.com.au releases its annual Foreign Exchange Index listing the top five emerging destinations for Australian travellers based on purchase power

Sydney, 6th February 2013 –With the Australian dollar currently strong against several of the world’s major currencies, Aussies are spoilt for choice as to where their next holiday should be. While the US and Europe are considered the ‘go-to’ destinations by many, the 2013 Expedia NAB Foreign Exchange Index released today, provides some food for thought, listing Japan at the top of the five emerging destinations which have seen the largest appreciation of the Australian dollar in the last year. Read more

Career obsessed Aussies throw in the towel on vacations

On November 16, 2012 at 12:58 AM

 

Career obsessed Aussies throw in the towel on vacations

Expedia global study reveals Australians are more holiday deprived than ever

Australia ranked third in countries not using full leave entitlements

Despite having the reputation for being a laidback nation, new research has revealed that Australians are working themselves to the bone, with a quarter of all holiday leave not being used and an increasing number choosing to postpone booked trips to accommodate work. Read more

Weak Euro drives Australian demand for Mediterranean holidays

On June 15, 2010 at 01:39 AM
Weak Euro drives Australian demand for Mediterranean holidays

Aussie travellers take advantage of favourable Euro / Aussie Dollar exchange rate for European holidays

Hotel transactions conducted in the first four months of the year for some European destinations grew by at least 180% compared to the same period last year, according to Expedia.com.auTM, operated by Expedia. Inc., the world’s largest online travel company. The biggest rise in hotel bookings was posted by destinations bordering the Mediterranean such as Greece, Italy and Spain.

Chris Hann, Retail Manager at Expedia.com.au comments, “We have seen a huge growth in demand for Mediterranean destinations such as Santorini, Positano, Dubrovnik and Istanbul as well as for more conventional European destinations like Manchester, Geneva and Lucerne. Read more