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UNSTOPPABLE AUSSIE TRAVELLERS - MOVE OVER MAINSTREAM, AUSTRALIANS ARE AFTER THE UNIQUE AND UNSPOILED

On December 03, 2015 at 02:15 AM

Sydney, Australia, 1 December, 2015 – The Expedia.com.au brand’s annual ‘State of the Nation’ report, released today, reveals how passionate Australians get out there and explore the world as well as what they look for when planning their next holiday, which goes far beyond good shopping opportunities and having a pool or beach close by.

Expedia’s report found Australia is a nation of travel aficionados who use Bucket Lists to keep their travel dreams on track:

·         More than eight in ten (84%) Australians, over 18, have been overseas

·         Almost three quarters (71%) have explored a different country in the past two years Read more

DESIRE FOR QUALITY FAMILY TIME KEEPS THE AUSSIE HOLIDAY DREAM ALIVE

On August 31, 2015 at 04:58 AM

Monday, 31 August 2015: Concerns about the economy, and the rising cost of living, may be forcing Australians to tighten their belts, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily impacting on family travel plans.

New research* released today by the Expedia.com.au brand shows a large portion of parents continue to make travel a key priority, with quality time spent together as a family ranked as the strongest motivation for making holiday plans (42%). This is above having no interruptions from work (17%) and introducing the children to new cities and broadening their horizons (14%).   Read more

The Expedia® Value Tracker reveals top international destinations for Australian travellers

On August 11, 2015 at 12:46 AM
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The Expedia® Value Tracker reveals top international destinations for Australian travellers
  • Of Aussie favourites, New Zealand leads the way in value for money
  • Long-standing favourites, including US, now more expensive though more affordable airfares expected to entice travellers
As the Australian dollar struggles against some of the world’s major currencies, and holidays on home-soil grow in appeal for many, the Expedia Value Tracker, out today, reveals the overseas destinations offering the best value for money for travellers.
 
Expanding on its long-standing Foreign Exchange Index, which measures the performance of the Australian dollar against major global currencies, Expedia.com.au’s new report exam

Health, Happiness and Holidays: The Aussie New Year’s Resolution

On January 13, 2015 at 12:35 AM

Health, Happiness and Holidays: The Aussie New Year’s Resolution

Expedia’s Vacation Deprivation report reveals regular holidays keep the doctor at bay

·         Globally, employees rank being on holiday as what makes them happiest 

·         Over 9 in 10 believe taking regular trips is important for general health and wellbeing

·         Australians leaving one work week of annual leave unused Read more

Roaming Aussies: taking flight younger, going farther and more frequently

On November 17, 2014 at 06:23 AM

Expedia ‘State of the Nation’ travel report reveals changing trends

  • Aussies taking flight younger and more often than their parents
  • City slickers vs. country counterparts in the battle of the boarding past
  • Families heading farther afield – USA and Canada growing in popularity

Expedia.com.autoday released its inaugural ‘State of the Nation’ report, delving deep into the behaviour of Australian travellers, revealing those aged 24 and under are shaping the future of Aussie travel; taking off earlier and travelling farther and more frequently. Read more

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