Travel Inspiration

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 Expedia.com.au, operated by Expedia Inc., the world’s largest online travel company.

In a survey of over 1000 Australians*, Expedia.com.au 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

Expedia.com.au 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

Be your own DIY travel agent

On June 16, 2010 at 01:40 AM
Be your own DIY travel agent

With so many airlines, hotels, car rental companies and travel deals on offer, booking a trip can sometimes feel daunting, even for the most seasoned travellers.

Even if you are an experienced traveller, these ‘insider’ tips from Expedia.com.au, operated by Expedia Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, can give you the know-how to book your own trips online with ease and show you how to find more choice and value for money. Read more

Expedia.com.au recommends Australia’s best long weekend destinations

On May 27, 2010 at 01:41 AM
Expedia.com.au recommends Australia’s best long weekend destinations

According to recent research from Expedia.com.auTM, operated by Expedia. Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, 86 per cent of Australians will take at least one short break holiday in 2010. And with the majority of Australians (63 per cent) defining a short break as anywhere between two and four nights, what better way to do it than to add a day or two around a weekend and escape for a well-deserved weekend break. Read more