Travel Inspiration

Rise of the holiday-deprived

On December 01, 2011 at 02:00 PM

Expedia global survey reveals Aussie workers take less holidays every year

Australia ranked in the top five most holiday-deprived nations

Uncertain economic times and tightened purse strings are resulting in Australian workers being reluctant to take all of their holiday leave.

According to the latest annual global Vacation Deprivation® survey from Expedia®, the world’s largest online travel company, Aussies are taking less time off work and are even more holiday deprived this year than they were in 2010. Read more

Send the books packing: Best destinations for school-leaver celebrations

On November 16, 2011 at 02:00 PM

Exams are almost over and then school is out – for good. Students all over Australia have been holed up indoors preparing and sitting for exams, but by mid-November, Aussie school-leavers will be taking a well-deserved break and having some much needed fun.

Picking a post high school holiday is like picking an elective, the choices are many and preferences vary. Some choose partying or adventure and some choose to relax and recover from exam stress. Either way celebrating the end of your school years is an Aussie tradition. And, students’ hard-earned dollars are going further, meaning sharing good times overseas is worth considering!  

Last minute schoolie packages** from Expedia:

Best for partying:

Bali, Indonesia: Read more

Live it up for less in Asia

On October 24, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Top 10 best-value destinations for Aussies

Asia has always presented Australians with cheap and cheerful choices for overseas holidays. However, with so many of the region’s countries home to jaw-dropping landscapes, mouth-watering cuisines and cultures brimming with diversity and history, how do you choose the best from the rest?

For Aussies wanting a short-haul getaway, where they can stretch their travel budget even further, the Expedia NAB Travellers’ Foreign Currency Rankings* lists the top destinations in Asia, according to the performance of the Australian Dollar against the main Asia currencies in the past 12 months.

Top 10 best-value Asia destinations for Aussie travellers with travel tips from Expedia**:

1) Vietnam: Read more

‘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 has handpicked some awesome destinations in Asia where travellers can ‘up-star’ from three to five star accommodation for less than $50 per night:

Bangkok, Thailand Read more

Hugh Jackman top ‘armrest buddy’ for Aussie travellers

On September 28, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Local star Jackman and Richard Branson overwhelmingly most popular flight partners

They may be heroes of the stage and screen but would you want to sit next to them on an aeroplane? To coincide with its FriendTrips Facebook competition, asked Australian Facebook users* which home-grown and international celebrities they would most like to sit next to on a flight. Read more