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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

Expedia and Ticketek launch ‘ticket and travel’ partnership

On October 08, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Les Misérables fans first to benefit from alliance

·         Exclusive travel and ticket packages launched for Les Misérables Australian premiere in Melbourne

·         Packages on sale from 7 October*

·         Open to Australian and New Zealand travellers

Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company, today announced a partnership with Australia’s leading ticketing agent Ticketek to launch exclusive travel packages for Les Misérables ticket holders; bringing together travel and ticketing bookings into a seamless online experience. Read more

Listopedia – the online ‘bucket list’ utopia

On October 07, 2013 at 11:58 PM

·         Expedia launches collection of travel bucket lists on new look blog – Out There Starts Here

·         Bucket lists based on passions and interests – from the usual favourites to the weird and wonderful

·         Travellers can submit their ‘most wanted’ bucket list themes for curation by Expedia

Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company, today unveiled a new online campaign that combines personal passions with travel bucket lists: Listopedia. Read more