The world’s best holiday spots for high-rollers

On July 11, 2011 at 01:00 PM reveals its Top 10 destinations to try your luck

For Kiwis looking for an excuse to blow their tax return, or who just have a little spare cash lying around, a visit to one of world’s top gaming destinations might be on the cards.

Online travel company, Expedia, has released its top 10 places in the world for travellers who have no trouble splashing the cash.’s Top 10 destinations for high rollers:

Monte Carlo, Monaco Read more

Demi Kavaratzis appointed as Expedia’s Head of Transport, Australia and New Zealand

On July 06, 2011 at 01:30 PM

Online travel company, Expedia, has announced the appointment of Demi Kavaratzis as Head of Transport, Australia and New Zealand.

In this role, Demi is responsible for managing and growing Expedia’s commercial relationships with airlines, car hire companies, insurance providers and tour suppliers in Australia and New Zealand.

Nicolas Chu, Managing Director of Expedia Australia and New Zealand, commented: “The strength of our many commercial relationships is key to Expedia’s ability to offer a one-stop-travel-shop to our customers. We are thrilled to that someone with Demi’s experience, passion and commitment is leading this crucial area of our business.” Read more

Auckland continues its reign as the most expensive domestic city for holidaymakers

On June 28, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Expedia reveals which New Zealand city provides the best value holiday items 

Despite the strength of the New Zealand Dollar making the decision between an international or domestic holiday difficult, getting the best value for money is still the number one priority for savvy Kiwi travellers. For those planning a trip within New Zealand this year, it is important to know that the costs of common holiday items can vary across the country. Read more

Battle of the sexes rages on at 30,000 feet

On May 24, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Expedia survey reveals how Kiwi men and women pass the time in the air

With many international flights lasting more than 20 hours, the dilemma for Kiwi travellers is how to pass the time in the air. New research* conducted by online travel company has found the age-old saying that ‘men are from Mars and women are from Venus’ holds true in mid-air, with each favouring a different way to pass the time. Read more

NZ hotels shine ahead of Rugby World Cup

On May 06, 2011 at 03:00 PM

Insiders’ Select ranks the world’s best hotels based on value, service and customer ratings

New Zealand Hotels are again amongst the best in the world, according to online travel company Expedia’s latest Insiders’ Select list ( New Zealand hotels were named in the top 100 for the first time in 2011, which is a good sign for the local tourism industry only months out from the much-anticipated Rugby World Cup. Auckland’s SKYCITY Grand is ranked 18th, with the Waterfront Suites in the Bay of Islands in 34th position and Mantra Marina in Queenstown at no. 64. Read more