Dollar dazzlers: Top 10 best-value overseas destinations for Kiwi travellers revealed

On November 17, 2011 at 02:00 PM

The Expedia BNZ Travellers’ Foreign Currency Rankings* help

Kiwis find the best value for money in every corner of the globe

With the Rugby World Cup over, now is the time for Kiwi travellers to think about their next overseas holiday, where they can bask in the glory of their World Cup win. And, with the recent performance of the New Zealand Dollar and unbelievable travel deals, an overseas trip doesn’t have to be just a dream. Read more

Neighbouring rivalry fierce but Australia still next best option for proud Kiwis

On October 06, 2011 at 01:00 PM

One in six Kiwis support the Wallabies as their ‘second’ Rugby World Cup team

They may be bitter rivals on the rugby field but Kiwis have demonstrated their fondness for Australia with 17% supporting the Wallabies as their second team and picking it as one of the rugby nations they’d most like to visit, according to the latest survey by online travel company Expedia.co.nz.

The nationwide survey* reveals that, apart from our beloved All Blacks, Kiwis would rather support their trans-Tasman rival than any other country in the Rugby World Cup.

Australia was followed closely by England (14%), Ireland (13%) and South Africa (12%), however, 25% of New Zealanders actually refused to choose another team. Read more

Work and location no barrier for Kiwis when it comes to celebrating the Rugby World Cup Final

On September 27, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Almost one in four Kiwis reveal they will take a ‘sickie’ or are contemplating taking a ‘sickie’ the day after the Rugby World Cup final game

Kiwis aren’t letting work commitments or distance get in the way of their plans to celebrate the Rugby World Cup grand final in style, according to the latest survey carried out by online travel company Expedia.co.nz

The nationwide survey* reveals Kiwis across the country plan to extend Rugby World Cup celebrations long after the final whistle. And, it seems Kiwis are happy to run the risk of annoying their boss and sending themselves to the ‘sin bin’ to do so. Read more

Kiwis picky when it comes to the perfect travel partners

On September 22, 2011 at 03:00 PM

Only 3% of Kiwis say they would travel with every one of their Facebook friends

Every day, Kiwis share their latest news, personal opinions and photos with their Facebook ‘friends’, however when it comes to packing their bags and sharing a travel experience, Kiwis are much more selective.

To coincide with the launch of its FriendTrips Facebook competition, Expedia.co.nz asked New Zealand Facebook users*, who have an average of 130 friends**, how many of their Facebook ‘friends’ they would travel with. Almost half (49 per cent) said that they would only travel with between one and 10 per cent of their friends, which on average, is up to 13 friends. Read more

Look to the stars for travel inspiration

On August 17, 2011 at 06:00 PM

Expedia.co.nz and expert astrologer, Devorah, reveal your perfect holiday according to your star sign

Planning a holiday? Most travellers look to travel websites, family and friends or the latest magazines for inspiration when arranging their next trip. However, consulting the Cosmos might open up a whole new world of options for even the most experienced traveller.

Believe it or not, your star sign influences how and where you travel. For instance, Cancerians are best to steer clear of action-filled holidays like Las Vegas, whereas Arians thrive on busy and bustling destinations. Read more