Deal Hunting + Savings Plan = Winning Holiay Formula For Kiwis

On June 17, 2014 at 02:22 AM


Expedia global ‘Holiday Spending Index’ lifts the lid on holiday spending habits

  • Almost half of Kiwis save for their entire holiday in advance
  • Dedicated savings plans factor highly in Kiwi holiday preparation
  • Kiwis in top 1/3 of nationalities hungry for holiday deals

Expedia’s new Holiday Spending Index report has revealed New Zealanders to be among the world’s most cost-conscious and savings orientated holiday makers with nearly one in five (18%) having a dedicated holiday savings fund.  Read more

Adventurous Kiwis get ‘out there’ on holiday

On May 13, 2014 at 02:34 AM

Adventurous Kiwis get ‘out there’ on holiday

Expedia report sheds light on holiday extroversion habits

  • Shyness not a problem – holiday goers cut loose in social settings
  • Kiwis most adventurous  with food & drink, socialising and culture related activities 

Expedia’s new Out There report reveals 65% of Kiwis say they behave more extrovertly while on holiday with more than a quarter (28%) saying they are stress-free on holiday and can really let their hair down.  Read more

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Expedia takes you to the unexpected with new campaign via DDB Sydney

On March 17, 2014 at 09:58 PM

Every great travel adventure features an epiphany; the moment when it dawns on you that you’ve stepped out of your comfort zone and into something truly unexpected. Expedia, the world’s largest online travel agency, draws inspiration from these moments in a new integrated campaign from DDB Sydney.

A continuation of Expedia’s brand promise - ‘out there starts here’ - the TVC ( puts the viewer in the mind of a woman discovering her inner cowgirl in a moment of clarity, thanks to Expedia’s policy of ‘no booking fees’. Read more

2014 Expedia Foreign Exchange Index points Kiwi travellers to Asia

On March 04, 2014 at 09:14 PM
  • Best time to travel to Japan is now – Kiwi dollar stretches further than any in other country
  • Asian hot spots dominate top five best-value destinations
  • Kiwi dollar gains value against multiple holiday destination currencies

Double digit growth by the New Zealand dollar against many major currencies has expanded the list of great value travel destination choices for Kiwis, with regions like Japan, Indonesia and Australia offering strong purchasing power, according to the 2014 Expedia Foreign Exchange Index.   Read more

Kiwis leaving millions of annual leave days unused

On January 08, 2014 at 06:49 PM
Expedia’s Vacation Deprivation Report reveals the beach is just a sandy office for Kiwis
New Zealanders abandoning nearly a week of annual leave
Vacationing Kiwis urged to ‘unplug’ from work in 2014
French lead world in vacations taken, Japanese most vacation deprived
As the holiday period comes to an end and the new work year begins, Kiwis need to reconsider their attitude toward work-life balance after the annual Expedia Vacation Deprivation Report revealed, on average, Kiwi employees left four of their annual leave days unused in 2013. 
Expedia’s annual Vacation Deprivation Report polled 8,535 employed adults across 24 countries.
The top reasons Kiwis claim for not ta
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