Travel Inspiration

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

Cadel claims the yellow guernsey with Aussie travellers

On September 28, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Aussies ditch footy and cricket heroes in favour of sitting next to cycling superstar on a flight

Despite Australia being a country renowned for its passionate cricket and rugby supporters, the stars of cycling, swimming, surfing and tennis have proved more popular choices to sit next to on a plane than the Australian cricket captain and top rugby league and rugby union players.

To coincide with its FriendTrips Facebook competition, asked Australian Facebook users* which sports star they would most like to sit next to on a plane.

Cadel Evans, the most recent and only Australian winner of the famed Tour De France, was the most popular choice for many Australians with more than one in seven (14 per cent) wanting buckle up next to the cycling hero. Read more

Aussies picky when it comes to the perfect travel partners

On September 22, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Only 5% of Aussies say they would travel with every one of their Facebook friends

Every day, Aussies share their latest news, personal opinions and photos with their Facebook ‘friends’, however when it comes to packing their bags and sharing a travel experience, Aussies are much more selective.

To coincide with the launch of its FriendTrips Facebook competition, asked Australian Facebook users*, who have an average of 130 friends**, how many of their Facebook ‘friends’ they would travel with. More than half (52 per cent) said that they would only travel with between one and 10 per cent of their friends, which on average, is up to 13 friends. Read more