Travel Trends

Extreme holiday deprivation: Aussies are sitting on a week’s worth of unused leave

On January 15, 2017 at 11:16 PM
  • Research from Expedia reveals we are wasting five days annual leave a year
  • Aussies are working 480 million extra hours per year*
  • 75% of Aussies would give up sex and booze just to have one extra day leave

Sydney, Australia, 16 January 2017 – Expedia, one of the world’s largest full service online travel sites, today released the results of the Vacation Deprivation® report, an annual study of holiday habits among employed adults in Australia.

The study found Aussies received 20 days annual leave from their employers each year, yet they only took 15. Not only do we have five days unused leaved, we rank third in the world for going a full working year without taking a single holiday, second only to the UAE and Brazil. Read more

Expedia announces holiday swaps that offer travellers better value for money

On September 01, 2016 at 04:26 AM

Forget Japan, Vietnam or Brazil. If you’re looking to get more for your dollar, Expedia recommends you consider China, Sri Lanka or Argentina


August 15, 2016 – Leading travel website,,has released its annual Expedia Value Tracker, showcasing the best value international destinations for Australian travellers[1].  

The report which is based on the performance of the Australian dollar against major global currencies, combined with the average cost of international flights and accommodation booked from Australia, has been developed to help Australians make smarter, more cost-effective travel choices. Read more


On June 09, 2016 at 12:44 AM
  • Aussies among most low maintenance beach holidaymakers globally
  • Aussies spend an average of $62 (US$45) getting beach ready - $21(US$15) less than the global average
  • 12% of Aussies admit to going nude at the beach

Sydney, Australia, 9 June, 2016: As many Aussies start getting ready for their northern hemisphere summer sojourns,®has released findings from its annual Flip Flop Report, which confirms Australia is one of the most relaxed, low maintenance nationalities in the world, when it comes to beach holiday habits. Read more


On March 21, 2016 at 09:47 PM

Sydney, Australia, 22 March, 2016 – has today released further findings from its annual State of the Nation report, revealing Australians are increasingly embracing multi-generational travel, seeing it as an opportunity to spend quality time with the whole family, not only a chance for a free trip from the oldies and a helping hand with the kids.

In the lead up to the Easter holidays, Expedia is seeing searches for family hotel rooms increase more than 20% year-on-year*, as more than a third (35%) of Australian travellers report they have been on  holiday with more than one generation of their family in the last two years, rising to 46% among Australian parents** with children 17 and under. Read more

Expedia Passenger Preferences Index: Study shows how Australians fly compared to travellers worldwide

On February 02, 2016 at 01:12 AM

Expedia Passenger Preferences Index:

Study shows how Australians fly compared to travellers worldwide

Sydney, Australia, 2 February,®, one of the world's largest full service online travel sites1, has released the results of the Expedia Passenger Preferences Index, a worldwide study that examined the preferences and behaviours of fliers on a country-by-country basis. The study was conducted on behalf of Expedia® by Northstar, a globally integrated strategic insights consulting firm and surveyed 11,026 travellers across 22 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and South America. Read more