Travel Inspiration

Stress-free Aussies cut loose on holidays

On June 17, 2014 at 06:24 AM

New Expedia report sheds light on hair-down holiday habits 

  • Aussie holiday makers prioritise trying local cuisine and participating in local customs
  • Women lead the adventurous charge

Expedia’s new Out There report reveals more than half (55%) of Australians behave more extrovertly when travelling, with one in five (22%) saying they feel stress-free on holiday and are really able to let their hair down. More women than men say holidays encourage them to open themselves to new experiences (57% vs 54%). Read more

Expedia takes you to the unexpected with new campaign via DDB Sydney

On March 18, 2014 at 01:46 AM

Every great travel adventure features an epiphany; the moment when it dawns on you that you’ve stepped out of your comfort zone and into something truly unexpected. Expedia, the world’s largest online travel agency, draws inspiration from these moments in a new integrated campaign from DDB Sydney.

A continuation of Expedia’s brand promise - ‘out there starts here’ - the TVC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlv69DsMbRw) puts the viewer in the mind of a woman discovering her inner cowgirl in a moment of clarity, thanks to Expedia’s policy of ‘no booking fees’. 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

Expedia unveils the ultimate travel bucket list

On March 04, 2014 at 05:57 AM

Australia’s 2014 hot spots Listopedia

According to Expedia’s 2014 hot spots Listopedia, Aussies are set to explore hidden treasures right on their doorstep in their travels next year, as destinations like Lombok, Indonesia, and Palawan in the Philippines, with their secluded, pristine beaches, vie for attention over traditional favourites like Bali and Phuket.

The Whitsundays, renowned for its 74 tropical islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, is perfect for travellers of all ages and will be popular, spurred by a 95% increase in travel demand in 2013. Read more

Millennial jet set steer the future of travel - expect control, personalisation, rewards

On November 27, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Expedia and Egencia Future of Travel study reveals the rise of the millennials

• Under 34s travelling more for business and leisure
• Smartphones and tablets integral to millennial traveller experience
• Business travellers splurge company funds on room service and expensive meals – feel entitled to claim loyalty points

Millennial travellers – those aged 34 years and younger – are driving evolution in the travel industry as they travel more, spend more, and embrace mobile technology to plan and book travel, according to the Future of Travel study released today by Expedia and Egencia, Expedia Inc’s corporate travel company. Read more