Travel Trends

‘Plugged in’ travel takes off

On October 27, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Expedia’s Mobile Index reveals device dependency amongst Australians

  • Smartphones relied upon more than any other mobile device
  • Public speakerphone calls considered most offensive mobile etiquette violation 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi considered top hotel perk

Expedia and Egencia today released the collaborative 2014 Global Mobile Index report, a study of mobile-device-related behaviours and preferences among leisure and business travellers. The study reveals the deep dependence on mobile devices, defined as a smartphone, tablet, e-reader, laptop or smartwatch. Read more

Aussies get smart with annual leave this Easter

On June 17, 2014 at 06:14 AM
  • More than one in 10 Aussies taking annual leave to maximise the April public holidays
  • Rise in demand for long haul destinations – USA, Europe and Asia most popular
  • Expedia reports 70% YOY increase in interest for Easter holidays

As the first extended public holiday of the year approaches, more than one in ten (14%) Australians are maximising the Easter and Anzac Day double-holiday-hit to take an extra-long break, according Expedia research released today. 

Those aged 25-34 years are the savviest, with 14% booking three days’ annual leave to get a 10-day break and a further 7% booking seven days’ leave to get a whole two weeks off. Read more

Aussies leave millions of annual leave days unused

On January 08, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Expedia’s Vacation Deprivation Report reveals the beach is just a sandy office  Read more

Aussies – no longer beach bums?

On July 09, 2013 at 07:46 AM

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Aussies – no longer beach bums?

Expedia Fly and Flop report reveals beach vacation habits   Read more

Hottest travel destinations: WA more popular than Hawaii

On June 19, 2013 at 04:07 AM

Australians prefer home comforts according to Expedia

Aussies are increasingly choosing to travel in their own backyard, with Western Australia predicted to be the year’s most popular destination, according to Expedia.com.au.

New research conducted by the world’s largest online travel company shows that Perth is expected to draw the highest number of domestic travellers – particularly for short breaks – following on from strong traveller demand in 2012.

Hobart, the picturesque waterfront capital of Tasmania, and iconic wilderness destination Cradle Mountain are also anticipated to be popular tourist destinations in 2013, after travel demand (booked flights and hotels) grew over 85% during 2012. Read more