Wotif reveals Aussie travellers’ flying habits

On May 21, 2015 at 06:38 AM

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

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Research reveals travellers turn to hotel reviews

On April 27, 2015 at 02:15 AM

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

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Wotif reveals the weird and wonderful reasons people cancel their trips

On April 13, 2015 at 12:20 AM

Wotif removes its cancellation and change fees, no matter what the reason for changing plans

Brisbane – 13 April 2015: From needing to skip taking a trip due to a hip replacement (for a pet cat) to having eaten bad calamari, Australia’s favourite online travel destination Wotif reveals some of the memorable customer cancellation excuses people have shared when they amend their travel plans.

Wotif spokesperson Kirsty La Bruniy said that while there are lots of good reasons to take a trip, Wotif also understands that from time to time, people need to cancel or change their dates of travel. Read more

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Hottest beach destinations for Australia Day weekend

On January 21, 2015 at 06:04 PM

Wotif.com's top 10 coastal spots

BRISBANE – 21 January 2015

As Aussies get ready to head to the beach to celebrate Australia Day, Australia’s favourite online travel destination Wotif.com has revealed the top beach and coastal destinations drawing the crowds during the long weekend. 

Product Director Donna Rodios said travellers typically made the most of the coast on Australia Day and Wotif.com accommodation bookings for the long weekend revealed Surfers Paradise holds the title for most popular Aussie beach destination. 

“We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to a beach getaway, but it’s not hard to see why each year Surfers Paradise is a consistent favourite during the Australia Day weekend,” Ms Rodios said.
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Obama or Abbott: where do you sit?

On November 13, 2014 at 06:03 PM

Brisbane – 13 November 2014

As global leaders prepare to board Brisbane bound flights for this weekend's G20 Summit, Brisbane-based leading online travel website Wotif.com has revealed the leaders and celebrities who Australian travellers would prefer to sit beside on a plane. 

Move over Angelina Jolie, John Travolta and Billy Connolly, Wotif.com Flights and Packages Executive General Manager Helen Demetriou said according to the Are you a High Flyer survey*, more Australians want to sit beside Barack Obama or Tony Abbott when asked which celeb they'd prefer as their seat neighbour. 
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