April 2013

Wotif we were number one in mobile bookings?

BRISBANE – 11 April 2013

More than 20% of all bookings made on leading travel website Wotif.com are now processed through mobile devices, an increase of more than 100% in 12 months. 

Wotif.com has seen a steady surge in bookings across mobile platforms since launching a mobile site in 2009 and apps for iPhone and Android last year. 

Wotif.com Executive General Manager Joachim Holte said there was a clear pattern emerging, with more and more customers using mobile channels to book travel on Wotif.com. 

"We believe we are now the largest distributer of hotel rooms in Australia through mobile platforms," Mr Holte said. 

New South Wales most popular state for Easter travel

SYDNEY – 4 April 2013

New South Wales was the most popular state destination for Easter travel this year, according to leading travel website Wotif.com.

Sydney held the top spot for the most Wotif.com bookings in New South Wales, as well as ranking number one nationally for the 2013 Easter long weekend.

Other popular places in New South Wales included Newcastle, Canberra and Port Macquarie, closely followed by Coffs Harbour.

Wotif.com Australia General Manager Joachim Holte said the Royal Easter Show was great for tourism in Sydney.

“The Sydney Royal Easter Show attracted a huge crowd this year and with our great Sydney Easter accommodation deals, it’s not surprising Sydney came out on top,” Mr Holte said.

Top Queensland Easter holiday spots

BRISBANE – 3 April 2013

The Gold Coast was Queensland’s top destination for Easter 2013, according to leading travel website Wotif.com. 

According to Wotif.com bookings over the Easter long weekend, Brisbane came in second, followed by the Sunshine Coast, Cairns and Townsville. 

Wotif.com Australia General Manager Joachim Holte said despite the unpredictable weather leading up to Easter, holidayers opted for a getaway near the coast and in tropical regions. 

“The Gold Coast held the top Easter holiday spot in Queensland this year and ranked third nationally, only beaten by Sydney and Melbourne,” Mr Holte said.