From fruit to folk hero: Wotif reveals Australia’s most popular big ‘things’

On October 28, 2016 at 06:30 AM

Australia’s ‘big things’ have long been a part of childhood holidays, with leading holiday website Wotif.com revealing more than half (52%) of Australians have snapped a holiday photo together with a big icon.

The Wotif survey of more than 1,800 Australians found Coffs Harbour’s Big Banana has narrowly beaten the Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast for the title of the number one big Aussie thing people have posed with for a holiday photo.

The survey statistics revealed somewhat of a state of origin, with all icons in the top list located in either Queensland or New South Wales, except for Victoria’s The Big Ned Kelly (number five) which is the only outsider to make the list. Read more

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From fruit to folk hero: Wotif reveals Australia’s most popular big ‘things’

On October 28, 2016 at 06:29 AM

Australia’s ‘big things’ have long been a part of childhood holidays, with leading holiday website Wotif.comrevealing more than half (52%) of Australians have snapped a holiday photo together with a big icon.

The Wotif survey of more than 1,800 Australians found Coffs Harbour’s Big Banana has narrowly beaten the Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast for the title of the number one big Aussie thing people have posed with for a holiday photo.

The survey statistics revealed somewhat of a state of origin, with all icons in the top list located in either Queensland or New South Wales, except for Victoria’s The Big Ned Kelly (number five) which is the only outsider to make the list. Read more

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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 – wotif.com/wotifinsider

September 13, 2016 – Leading holiday website Wotif.com® 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

Wotif.com reveals Aussies’ weird and wonderful holiday souvenir habits

On August 04, 2016 at 06:43 AM

3 August 2016: According to online holiday website Wotif.com®, 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 Wotif.com 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

Wotif.com 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 Wotif.com® finding North Queensland is the hot spot.

The Wotif.com school holidays data reveals Cairns (including Cairns Northern Beaches)* and Townsville are in the top three regional holiday destinations.

Wotif.com 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