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Brisbane edges out Melbourne and Sydney as the most expensive domestic city for holidaymakers

On June 29, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Expedia reveals which Australian city provides the best value holiday items

Despite the strength of the Australian Dollar making the decision between an international or domestic holiday difficult, getting the best value for money is still the number one priority for savvy Aussie travellers. For those planning a trip within Australia this year, it is important to know that the costs of common holiday items can vary across the country. Read more

Expedia fans reveal how to spend $50 in the world’s best cities

On June 08, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Over 1,100 Expedia Facebook fans have shared their insider knowledge of the world’s best cities, revealing how far $50 can go - the cost of a flight booking fee charged by some travel websites. doesn’t charge any flight booking fees or Expedia change and cancellation fees on flights, hotels, packages and car reservations booked on the website.

Las Vegas ranked as the number one destination based on the entries from Expedia’s fans and was also the destination featured in the winning entry.  London, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Rome were also popular destinations among Aussie travellers who entered the competition. Expedia has shared some stand-out entries:

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Battle of the sexes rages on at 30,000 feet

On May 24, 2011 at 01:00 PM survey reveals how Aussie men and women pass the time in the air

With many international flights lasting more than 20 hours, the dilemma for Aussie travellers is how to pass the time in the air. New research* conducted by online travel company has found the age-old saying that ‘men are from Mars and women are from Venus’ holds true in mid-air, with each favouring a different way to pass the time. Read more

Cairns hotels lead the way in Australian market

On May 06, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Latest Expedia Insiders’ Select list ranks the world’s best hotels based on value, service and customer ratings; 13 Australian hotels feature in the top 500

In a triumph for Queensland tourism after a difficult summer, Cairns hotels have dominated the Australian contingent in the 2011 Insiders’ Select™ list ( compiled by online travel company Expedia. This year, a record 13 Australian hotels appear in the world’s top 500, with Roydon Beachfront Apartments in Cairns voted by travellers as the 16th best hotel in the world.  Three other hotels in Cairns also made the list, as well as hotels in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and the Gold Coast. Read more

Expedia® Foreign Exchange Index – April 2011

On April 11, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Latest HiFX Foreign Exchange Index reveals top destinations for travellers on the Australian Dollar

With the Australian Dollar surging past parity against the US Dollar and still hitting record highs against other currencies, now more than ever is the time to dust off the passport and head overseas. To find out where Aussie travellers get the best bang for their travel buck, online travel company Expedia, in conjunction with foreign exchange specialist HiFX, has released its latest Expedia® HiFX Foreign Exchange Index.

According to the latest Expedia HiFX Foreign Exchange Index, Asia is currently the best value-for-money region in the world, with three out of the top 10 best value destinations being in Asia. Read more