The best islands to travel to from Australia
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by Martina Sheehan
8M ago
For those yet to plan a holiday this year, Expedia has just released the ultimate mid-year holiday guide—the Expedia Island Index. It comes as new data shows islands are seeing a strong travel resurgence, as research confirms most Aussies (83%) are opting for holidays that involve little planned activity, with 74% planning to do so internationally—perfect for laid-back island living*. Expedia Island Index: 1. Fiji – Top of the list is the South Pacific Island nation of Fiji. Just a direct flight away from many parts of Australia, Fiji is the ultimate, all-rounder island holiday. Reno ..read more
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2023 Vacation Deprivation Report: Why workers feel more vacation deprived now
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by Martina Sheehan
11M ago
Feeling like you just really need a holiday — like you work too much and have too little time off? Chances are you’re one of the many Australians who considers themselves vacation deprived. In fact, according to Expedia’s 23rd annual Vacation Deprivation Report, global vacation deprivation levels are the highest they’ve been in 10 years. Vacation deprivation rates this year (65%) are on par with 2021 (65%), when Australians were still reeling from lockdowns and travel restrictions, and three in five (60%) of Australians left annual leave days on the table in 2022. The biggest factor at play, w ..read more
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The No-Normal: Unexpected travel trends in 2023
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by Cassie Britland
1y ago
Discover our travel trends for the year ahead Expedia Travellers are ready to enjoy the hustle and bustle of cities and experience urban vibes. Crowded pubs, open-air markets and dazzling lights await holiday makers, ready to be at the heart of culture and action. Wotif The energy and investment being fueled into Australia’s major cities is palpable. From world-class stadiums to vibrant new dining and lifestyle hubs, there’s an ever-growing list of reasons to visit the cities. Stayz Rustic cottages and farmhouses characterised by their regional farm life charm are quickly joining the rank ..read more
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Expedia’s 2023 Air Travel Hacks Report: Australian travellers should book on this day to save on airfares and minimise flight delays
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by Cassie Britland
1y ago
As we head into the summer holidays and a brand-new year, many travellers have already expanded their travel plans and aspirations. But if we’ve learned anything from 2022, travelling isn’t always so simple, as travellers encounter unpredictable flight prices, delays and cancellations. Thankfully, Expedia has released its 2023 Air Travel Hacks Report, providing six proven tips to help save travellers time and money. The main takeaway? Plan wisely by taking advantage of price alerts, as timing is KEY when it comes to hacking air travel. Air travel is on the runway to recovery Compared to 2019 ..read more
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What you should do if you need to change or cancel a trip
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by Andrew Gray
1y ago
For Aussies impacted by border closures or travel restrictions, we’ve pulled together a guide on steps you can take to help manage your upcoming holiday or booked trip. As travellers continue to navigate through these unpredictable times, we recognise support and reassurance is key in helping Aussies travel confidently again. According to Expedia’s latest Travel Companions report, over half (52%) of Aussie travellers stated that, support in cancelling and amending their trips or answering booking questions is most important to them. Check your booking terms and conditions Since the onset of th ..read more
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Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble Guide
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by Andrew Gray
1y ago
Planning for travel in a post-pandemic era can be stressful. The team at Expedia has prepared this guide to help with all the questions you may have on the Australia and New Zealand Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble. Note: The information provided below has been prepared to give travellers guidance on the arrangements to date. We encourage travellers to refer to the most up to date travel advisory on the Department of Home Affairs and New Zealand’s Covid19.govt.nz website ahead of planning your travel. Expedia advises potential travellers to carefully study travel advisories and research both destina ..read more
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The big travel plans Aussies have for 2021
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by Andrew Gray
1y ago
The holiday deprivation of 2020 hit many Aussies hard. Looking ahead, travellers are making it a priority to take advantage of their annual leave more than ever. In fact, results from Expedia’s annual Vacation Deprivation study shows Aussies are planning to go big this year, where they plan to take an extra week (five whole days!) of annual leave in 2021. Discover how you can take advantage of this renewed interest in travel and start planning to cross off some bucket-list destinations on your future trips, when the world reopens. The value of holidays With 2020 over and gone, many Aussies hav ..read more
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Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble Guide
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by Justine Yusi
3y ago
Planning for travel in a post-pandemic era can be stressful. The team at Expedia has prepared this guide to help with all the questions you may have on the Australia and New Zealand Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble. Note: The information provided below has been prepared to give travellers guidance on the arrangements to date. We encourage travellers to refer to the most up to date travel advisory on SmartTraveller and the Department of Health ahead of planning your travel. Expedia advises potential travellers to carefully study travel advisories and research both destination and home entry restric ..read more
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Starcation Predictions: Ideal getaways based on your zodiac sign
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by Justine Yusi
3y ago
As hopes for travel in 2021 continues to grow, the uncertainty and unpredictability is likely to stick around. To help travellers make the most of their future travel plans, we caught up with our resident astrologists, the AstroTwins, to learn what is written in the stars for each zodiac sign and their perfect travel companions. Aries 2021 Starcation Predictions: Independent Aries are feeling more collaborative in 2021, making this a great year to organise a getaway with a small group. Aries’ ideal getaway for this year is outdoor recreation, your style is all about being active, exploratory ..read more
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The big travel plans Aussies have for 2021
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by Justine Yusi
3y ago
The holiday deprivation of 2020 hit many Aussies hard. Looking ahead, travellers are making it a priority to take advantage of their annual leave more than ever. In fact, results from Expedia’s annual Vacation Deprivation study shows are Aussies planning to go big, where they plan to take an extra week (five whole days!) of annual leave in 2021. Discover how you can take advantage of this renewed interest in travel and start planning to cross off some bucket-list destinations on your future trips, when the world reopens. The value of holidays With 2020 over and gone, many Aussies have come t ..read more
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