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Expedia Travel Value Tracker reveals typical holiday expenses in popular international destinations

On March 30, 2011 at 01:00 PM

See where you get the best bang for your holiday spending dollar 

On-the-ground costs can greatly impact the overall cost of a holiday. With travel expenses varying considerably from country to country, some insider knowledge about holiday expenses in certain destinations is handy for travellers wanting their spending money to stretch a little further.

To help travellers with their holiday budget, online travel company has compiled its inaugural Expedia Travel Value Tracker*, which lists 10 typical everyday holiday items in 10 of the most popular international destinations for Australian travellers. Read more

Chasing the summer sun

On February 16, 2011 at 04:00 PM lists the best Northern Hemisphere summer destinations for 2011

With the Australian summer soon to make way for autumn, now is the time for travellers not wanting to let the sun set on summer to start planning a mid-year holiday.

From Europe to North America, the Northern Hemisphere offers travellers a playground of destinations to explore. With the strength of the Australian dollar motivating one in three Aussies to book an overseas holiday this year*, has scoured the Northen Hemisphere to find the best up and coming destinations to visit during Australia’s winter months. Read more

In search of the world’s best beaches

On December 01, 2010 at 02:00 PM reveals its Top 10 best beach destinations

Beaches, bays and impressive coastlines beckon almost all Australian travellers. However, not everyone is wowed by the same waves, and everyone has their own idea of what their perfect beach might be., operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, has released their top 10 best beaches list. Some are off the beaten track, while other lesser known beauties lie in the heart of already iconic locations overlooked by tourist hordes and best known to locals. Read more

Carve up the Northern Hemisphere ski slopes this summer

On November 26, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Expedia lists the best resorts for the Northern Hemisphere ski season

With the start of the Northern Hemisphere ski season only a few weeks away, keen Australian skiers are readying themselves for a different kind of ‘summer’ holiday. Home to some of the best ski resorts in the world, countries such as Canada, Japan, USA and Austria are bracing themselves for a surge of Australians heading to the winter ski slopes this season, particularly given the continued strength of the Aussie Dollar.

According to recent flight bookings* on, operated by Expedia Inc., the world's largest online travel company, ski holidays are proving popular among Australians as destinations in these countries have all recorded significant December bookings growth. Read more

Expedia’s ‘Hot List’ of must-visit destinations for 2011

On November 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM names its top 10 ‘hot’ destinations for 2011

The Australian Dollar’s strong performance against the US Dollar and other major currencies means that Aussie travellers are spoilt for choice when it comes to travelling internationally in 2011.

According to recent flight bookings on, operated by Expedia Inc., the world's largest online travel company, medium- and long-haul destinations such as North America and Europe are proving to be favourites among Aussie travellers, with some destinations recording almost triple-digit year-on-year growth.

To help travellers on their way to planning their holidays, has launched its list of ‘hot’ destinations for 2011. Read more