New research highlights holiday anxiety for parents

On September 12, 2016 at 07:02 AM

Australian psychologist urges parents to appreciate the little moments on family holidays for positive mental health and crucial childhood development

Wotif interviews kids about what’s really important on holiday –

September 13, 2016 – Leading holiday website® has released research revealing the majority of Australian parents* (85%) believe holidays were simpler when they were children, with 63% admitting to now having negative feelings prior to a family holiday. Read more reveals Aussies’ weird and wonderful holiday souvenir habits

On August 04, 2016 at 06:43 AM

3 August 2016: According to online holiday website®, Aussie travellers love bringing home a souvenir to remind them of their holiday and onein four admit to being serial souvenir collectors, with an average of 40 items or more in their collection.

The survey* found that of the 87% of Australians who buy souvenirs on holiday, more than a third (35.5%) have brought back an unusual souvenir, with everything from piranha teeth to a wall hanging made from wedding dress necklines making their way home in Aussie suitcases.

The most unusual souvenirs bought by Aussies

·         Back scratcher in the shape of the leaning Tower of Pisa from Italy Read more

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School’s out: Aussies head north to escape the winter

On June 30, 2016 at 11:11 AM reveals the top 10 regional destinations this school holidays

30 June 2016: Australians are feeling the winter chill and escaping the cold this school holidays with accommodation demand on holiday website® finding North Queensland is the hot spot.

The school holidays data reveals Cairns (including Cairns Northern Beaches)* and Townsville are in the top three regional holiday destinations. Travel Specialist Amanda Behre says the cold temperatures and appeal of having a tropical getaway on home turf are driving Australians up north for the school holidays. Read more

Aussie travellers take baggage allowances to new heights

On June 22, 2016 at 10:45 AM reveals the weird and wacky items Aussies take on flights

22 June 2016: From a neon light up flamingo to a toilet seat,® has found Aussies make the most of airline luggage allowance and bag everything but the kitchen sink on their travels.

The survey* of more than 1,400 Australians found that despite airlines often having strict airline luggage restrictions, one in five (20%) Aussie travellers have taken an unusual item on a flight.

The most unusual items Aussies admit to taking on a plane:

·         A plastic stag head

·         Pet Siamese fighting fish

·         Live lobsters Read more

First there was the honeymoon, then the babymoon… and now, the maternymoon

On May 24, 2016 at 01:56 AM

Wotif reveals the latest parenthood holiday trend

Babymoons are a popular trend for expecting parents grabbing the chance to relax pre-baby but holidays don’t need to stop when the baby arrives – according to a new survey by holiday site, there’s a new post-baby holiday trend emerging.

The Wotif Holiday Habits survey found one in five parents (21%) have been on a ‘maternymoon’: a holiday taken when a parent is on leave after the baby is born.

Wotif Travel Specialist, and maternymooner, Kirsty La Bruniy, said parents on maternity or paternity leave are making the most of the time away from work and taking a holiday as a new family. Read more

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