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

Read more about: winter ski holiday trends

On May 24, 2016 at 12:08 AM

Aussie ski holiday trends Read more

Wotif reveals what ‘drives’ Aussies wild on a trip

On April 13, 2016 at 12:00 AM

• The backseat driver is the most annoying road trip buddy
• Many Aussies believe they are the ultimate road trip sing star
• More than one in ten people admit to being ‘road ragers’ on holidays
• Great Ocean Road, Victoria is the most popular road trip journey in Australia (58%)

13 April 2016: School holidays and long weekends are a popular time for a good old fashioned holiday road trip, and according to the ‘Roadtrippin’ research, Aussies love nothing better than heading down the open highway despite sharing the trip with backseat drivers, whingers and over packers.
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