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The Most Bang for Your Travel Buck: Expedia.com Releases 2012 Insiders’ Select List of the World’s Best-Reviewed Hotels

On July 17, 2012 at 10:17 PM

 

The Most Bang for Your Travel Buck: Expedia.com Releases
2012 Insiders’ Select List of the World’s Best-Reviewed Hotels

Crowd-Sourced Rankings Powered by 500,000+ Qualified Traveller Reviews;
Slovakian Boutique Tops 2012 List; “Green” Hotels Soaring in Popularity

 

Sydney, June 28th 2012: Expedia.com®, the world’s largest online travel company, today announced the Expedia® 2012 Insiders’ Select™  (http://www.expedia.com.au/p/promos/insiders-select.htm) rankings, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world’s best-reviewed hotels. Read more

US and Thailand prove most popular Christmas destinations for Aussies

On January 19, 2011 at 02:00 PM

Triple-digit growth for some international destinations last Christmas

Thanks to the strength of the Australian Dollar towards the end of last year, a number of international destinations, in particular the United States and Thailand, recorded significant growth among Australian travellers last Christmas, according to booking data* from online travel company Expedia.com.au. Read more

Christmas break leaves Aussies tired, stressed and in need of a holiday

On January 19, 2011 at 02:00 PM

If you’ve returned to work from the Christmas break feeling tired, stressed and maybe a little unmotivated, you’re not alone. A recent survey* conducted by online travel company Expedia.com.au has found that the recent Christmas break has left many Australians (27 per cent) feeling tired, stressed and feeling like they had not relaxed – particularly those who had spent it with family.

While over 70 per cent of Australians spent Christmas with family this year, many Gen Ys specifically found Christmas with the family particularly hard work. They reported feeling the most stressed and tired of any age group after their Christmas break, with around a quarter planning a last-minute escape now to recuperate. Read more

As the Dollar stays around parity, Aussies are travelling in droves

On November 26, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Expedia reports triple-digit growth for some international destinations

With the Australian Dollar recently having broken through parity against the US Dollar and continuing to increase against other major currencies, many Australians are taking advantage of the good times and heading overseas in the later stages of 2010.

According to recent bookings* on Expedia.com.au, operated by Expedia Inc., the world's largest online travel company, triple-digit year-on-year growth has been recorded for hotel bookings in some international destinations. Expedia predicts this surge in international travel to continue with many Aussies considering a Christmas abroad. Read more

Weak Euro drives Australian demand for Mediterranean holidays

On June 15, 2010 at 01:39 AM
Weak Euro drives Australian demand for Mediterranean holidays

Aussie travellers take advantage of favourable Euro / Aussie Dollar exchange rate for European holidays

Hotel transactions conducted in the first four months of the year for some European destinations grew by at least 180% compared to the same period last year, according to Expedia.com.auTM, operated by Expedia. Inc., the world’s largest online travel company. The biggest rise in hotel bookings was posted by destinations bordering the Mediterranean such as Greece, Italy and Spain.

Chris Hann, Retail Manager at Expedia.com.au comments, “We have seen a huge growth in demand for Mediterranean destinations such as Santorini, Positano, Dubrovnik and Istanbul as well as for more conventional European destinations like Manchester, Geneva and Lucerne. Read more

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