June 2013

State of Origin bookings boost

BRISBANE – 26 June 2013

Brisbane hotels are bursting at the seams ahead of tomorrow’s State of Origin Game Two, according to leading travel website Wotif.com.

Wotif.com Product Director, Donna Rodios, said bookings were up 106 per cent compared to bookings for last Wednesday. 

“We’ve seen strong bookings over the past few weeks and we’ve had a flurry of late bookings, especially over the weekend,” Ms Rodios said. 

“After the Blues’ win in Game One, the anticipation for tomorrow night’s match is as high as it can be. 

“There are more footy fans staying in Brisbane for this game compared to 2011’s Game One at Suncorp Stadium, with bookings currently up 10 per cent. 

Junenormous sale

BRISBANE – 18 June 2013

Wotif.com is on hand to beat those winter blues thanks to its Junenormous global 3-day sale, which launches at 10am today. 

The sale features hundreds of exclusive worldwide accommodation deals for June escapes, which are on sale for only 72 hours until Friday 21 June. 

Wotif.com Product Director, Donna Rodios, said June was the perfect time for a getaway before the school holidays rush.

“Our Junenormous deals are a great way to beat the stampede before the start of the school holidays,” Ms Rodios said.

“Why not forget the mowing and the washing and get away this weekend?”

Ms Rodios confirmed June escapes had been on the increase for the past few years, with stays up year on year. 

The Wotif Group announce new Executive General Manager for Asia Business Unit

BRISBANE – 14 June 2013

Leading online travel company the Wotif Group has announced Olivier Dombey as the new Executive General Manager for the Group's Asian Business Unit. 

Olivier has strong e-commerce and travel experience in Asia, and joins the Wotif Group from his role as Chief Information Officer at Hoteltravel.com based in Phuket. 

You’re pulling my leg – they left wot?

BRISBANE – 13 June 2013

A lost tooth, two dozen donuts and an artificial leg are just some of the items travellers left behind in Melbourne hotel rooms, according to the latest survey by leading travel website Wotif.com. 

Wotif.com Product Director, Donna Rodios admitted participants weren’t shy when it came to revealing some of the most embarrassing items they left behind.

“Out of the 21,202 Wotif.com travel survey responses, Melbourne was the second most popular location where items were left behind in hotels and there was no shortage of interesting responses,” Ms Rodios said.

Tourists rush to Newcastle this Queen’s birthday weekend

BRISBANE – 31 May 2013

Newcastle is set to be a popular destination for the Queen’s birthday long weekend with accommodation bookings up by 44% this year compared to last year, according to leading travel website Wotif.com.

Wotif.com Product Manager, Donna Rodios, said there was no shortage of events in Newcastle over the long weekend.

“Many league fans will be heading to the Newcastle Knights home game, which has no doubt contributed to next Saturday being the most popular night for bookings on Wotif.com,” Ms Rodios said.

“The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is also headed to Newcastle for the long weekend and provides a great excuse for a weekend getaway.”