Australians have an appetite for travelling next year, according to a recent survey by Wotif.com, with 53% of Australians revealing the dollar’s low international currency exchange rate is not influencing their travel plans for 2016.
For the 47% of Australians who said their travel plans are influenced by the weakening dollar, of these, one in two (52%) are planning more domestic trips instead of international travel (the most popular way people were being influenced to change their plans) and half (50%) admitted they would be hunting for a bargain and looking for best value international destinations. Read more
Wotif.com reveals parents listen to their ‘holiday selves’ with half of parents relaxing the rules when they travel
With school holidays coming up, Wotif.com - the home of holidays, reveals plenty of parents switch to ‘holiday mode’ when they travel, with more than half of Aussie parents (59%) admitting they have a different parenting style while away with the kids.
The Wotif How are you travelling survey* found most parents (83%) are more relaxed on holidays and let some of the rules for the kids go.
Wotif Travel Specialist Kirsty La Bruniy said parents admitted they were more relaxed, fun and loosened the rules with the kids when on holiday. Read more
The top family holiday destinations and the most popular family hotels in the top three locations
Brisbane - 15 June 2015
With the mid-year school holidays fast approaching, holiday website Wotif.comhas revealed the favourite family holiday spots, as voted by Aussies in the recent Holiday Habits Survey*.
Beach destinations came out on top for families, with Australia’s Gold Coast receiving more votes in the Wotif.com survey than any other destination, followed by the Sunshine Coast in second place, and Fiji coming in as the third favourite family holiday destination. Read more
Brisbane – 20 May 2015:
Wearing sky-blue underpants, sitting in even numbered rows and shaking salt over the check-in area are just a few flying rituals Aussie travellers confessed they do when flying, according to the High Flyer survey by Australia’s favourite online travel destination Wotif.
Wotif Travel Specialist Kirsty La Bruniy said the survey of almost 15,000 Australian travellers revealed almost one in seven have a flying ritual.
“From the 14% of Aussie travellers who revealed they have a flying habit, there was a mix of interesting rituals, from wearing a particular item of clothing on every flight to doing exactly the same routine onboard every time,” Ms La Bruniy said. Read more
Brisbane – 23 April 2015
Reading hotel reviews is as essential for Australian travellers as checking their passport is up to date before a trip, with 94% admitting to reading reviews and more than half (53%) saying they always refer to them for travel bookings, according to research from Wotif.
The survey of more than 19,000 Aussie travellers revealed most (91%) use hotel reviews to help decide between different hotel options, and most read between one and 10 reviews (87%) before making a booking.
Wotif Travel Specialist Kirsty La Bruniy said the survey showed the importance hotel reviews played in the decision-making stage of holiday planning. Read more