Travel Inspiration

Travel the world for the best New Year’s experiences

On November 19, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Expedia lists the world’s best destinations for New Year’s

New Year’s and more specifically, New Year’s Eve, is perhaps the most hedonistic of holidays on the year’s calendar and a perfect excuse for a great party. All around the world, there is music, dancing and breathtaking displays of fireworks as cities celebrate the passing of one year to the next.

For party-goers looking for a celebration to remember,, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company has scoured the globe to find the world’s best destinations - from Cape Town to Bangkok - to ring in the New Year. Read more

Authentic, adventure holiday destinations from

On October 29, 2010 at 06:00 PM

Expedia names the world’s top destinations for adventurous travellers

Spending a holiday sipping cocktails by the pool is not for everyone. Some adventure-hungry travellers prefer to spend their holidays exploring some of the world’s most unique, remote and exciting destinations.

For travellers looking to experience new cultures, meet new people and challenge themselves,™, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, has teamed up with leading adventure tour company, Gap Adventures to find the world’s top adventure destinations for Aussie travellers. Read more

Retail therapy around the world

On October 15, 2010 at 02:30 PM

Expedia explores some of the world’s best shopping destinations

While most holiday itineraries include the obligatory sightseeing of landmarks, or relaxing by the pool or beach, for serious shoppers, making time for some retail therapy is also top of the to-do list on their travels and there are certain cities around the world that are standouts for their exquisite clothing; jewelry; leather and home wares.

Louise Crompton, Marketing Manager for, says: “With the Australian Dollar performing so strongly, there has never been a better time for Aussies to take advantage of the outstanding value for money to get their retail therapy kick and pick up a bargain.” Read more

Riding the crest of the Aussie Dollar wave

On September 21, 2010 at 04:00 AM

Expedia reveals the top travel destinations where the Australian Dollar goes furthest

Leading Australian travel website, operated by Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company, in conjunction with foreign exchange specialist HiFX, has released its latest Expedia® Foreign Exchange Index as the Australian Dollar continues to perform robustly against the world’s major currencies.

The twice-yearly index, which reveals the top international destinations where Aussie travellers find the best value for their Australian Dollar, found that Eastern Europe has again emerged as a great value holiday destination, with six of the top ten destinations located in that region.    Read more

Game, Set & Match – 2011’s best sporting event destinations

On September 15, 2010 at 04:00 AM’s 2011 sporting events travel calendar for sports buffs

Australians’ passion for all things sport is hardly a secret, so it should not come as a surprise that travelling to all corners of the globe to watch our favourite sport or sporting team in action is a popular way for many Australians to spend their holidays.

To make the most of a well-earned break as well as to get a ‘shot’ of their favourite sport,™, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, has compiled a calendar for Australians listing the best sporting events globally in 2011 along with tips for getting the most out of the destination hosting the events. Read more