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Holidays are serious stuff for Aussies

On August 30, 2010 at 04:00 AM

Global Expedia study reveals the travel habits of 19 countries

A new study from Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company and operator of the™ site in Australia, shows Australians take their holidays very seriously, often booking their trips at least three months before departure and staying for an average of over 16 days per trip, the longest duration of all countries in the study. They also book four-star accommodation properties at a higher rate than most other nationalities.

The latest Expedia Travel Bookings Report*, based on search and booking data across 19 Expedia sites worldwide, provides a fascinating insight into the travel habits and profiles of different nationalities and how they book their trips. Read more celebrates 5th birthday with holiday lottery

On August 23, 2010 at 02:15 PM

For five weeks, five Expedia customers a day will be refunded the cost of their travel booking

For Australians planning to book a holiday in the next few weeks, where they book will really matter. To celebrate Expedia’s 5th birthday in Australia,, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, is giving five people every day, for five weeks, a refund on their travel purchase. 

Whether they have booked a flight, hotel, car hire or complete holiday package, all customers between 23 August and 26 September will be in the draw to win back the value of their travel purchase!  Read more

No rest for the wicked – even on holiday, Aussies are hooked to the net

On August 03, 2010 at 03:44 AM

One in four Australians access the internet every day they are on holiday

Australians are spending their holidays surfing the internet rather than waves, according to new research from, operated by Expedia Inc., the world’s largest online travel company.

In a survey of over 1000 Australians*, found that more than one in ten (13 per cent) Aussies access the internet up to as much as five times a day when on holiday, while a quarter say they access the internet at least daily. Those on an internet-free holiday are clearly the minority, with only 15 per cent refraining from using the internet at all when on holiday. Read more

Cheers and Bon Appétit

On July 28, 2010 at 04:00 AM highlights the top emerging food and wine destinations of the world

For many Australians, a passion for fine food and wine has for decades inspired them to travel to revered culinary destinations such as France and Italy. However, in recent years there has been a shift from the ‘tried and tested’ wine and food producing countries to gastronomic newcomers such as Denmark and Chile, which are staking their claims as one of the world’s top destinations for food and wine. Read more

Gen Stress: global survey reveals younger Australians are holiday deprived

On June 22, 2010 at 07:29 AM
Gen Stress: global survey reveals younger Australians are holiday deprived

Younger working Australians have been revealed to be more holiday deprived and fearful of taking all their annual leave than their older compatriots, according to the latest annual global Vacation Deprivation® survey from Expedia®, the world’s largest online travel company.

Younger Australians (i.e. those aged between 18 and 34) are twice as likely not to take all their annual leave as they feel that if they take time off to go on holiday they will miss an important decision at work. A further fifteen per cent of 18-34 year-olds fear that taking all of their holidays will be perceived negatively by their bosses and will jeopardise their job security.  Read more