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- On February 09, 2009 at 08:00 AM
With anticipation and intrigue mounting in the lead up to the 81st Academy Awards on February 22, travel site Expedia.co.nzTM, operated by Expedia, Inc. ,the world’s leading online travel company, has named its Top Ten Destinations Made Popular by the Movies*.
The Expedia list highlights locations around the globe that have been placed on travellers’ ‘must do’ list through the dramatic cinematography and evocative images from masterpiece movies. With destinations as diverse as Japan and Scotland, visiting these locations is sure to make travellers feel they’re on the set of a blockbuster. Read more
- On September 14, 2009 at 10:00 AM
A survey conducted recently by travel website Expedia.co.nzTM reveals that New Zealanders in their fifties are significantly more open to exploring more off-the-beaten-track destinations and experiencing culture shock than their younger travelling compatriots.Interesting also, the survey reveals New Zealanders to be twice as open minded about travelling to places with religious differences than their Australian counterparts Read more
- On November 17, 2011 at 09:00 AM
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
- On June 14, 2010 at 11:51 PM
Top tips for booking travel online with ease
With so many airlines, hotels, car rental companies and travel deals on offer, booking a trip can sometimes feel daunting, even for the most seasoned travellers.
Even if you are an experienced traveller, these ‘insider’ tips from Expedia.co.nz, operated by Expedia Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, can give you the know-how to book your own trips online with ease and show you how to find more choice and value for money. Read more
- On September 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM
Expedia.co.nz’s 2011 sporting events travel calendar for sports buffs
Australians’ passion for all things sport is hardly a secret, so it should not come as a surprise that travelling to all corners of the globe to watch our favourite sport or sporting team in action is a popular way for many Australians to spend their holidays.
To make the most of a well-earned break as well as to get a ‘shot’ of their favourite sport, Expedia.com.au™, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, has compiled a calendar for Australians listing the best sporting events globally in 2011 along with tips for getting the most out of the destination hosting the events. Read more
- On December 08, 2011 at 09:00 AM
The world’s largest online travel company, Expedia.co.nz, has been voted by industry peers as the best Online Travel Company of the Year at the recent Travel Digest 2011 Industry Awards.
Expedia.co.nz was recognised as the best of the best in the New Zealand travel industry, based on a potential 6,000industry reader nominations.
The Travel Digest Industry Awards, now in its fourth yearis awarded byTravel Digest, New Zealand’s leading monthly travel industry magazine, which has been published since 1980.
The awards recognise a number of leading travel providers, including the best airline, hotel and travel agent. Read more
- On July 26, 2010 at 12:00 AM
Expedia, Inc, the world's largest online travel company and operator of the Expedia.com.auTMand Expedia.co.nz websites in Australasia, has announced the appointment of Reddy Kalluru as Director, Online Partner Marketing, Asia Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand. In this newly-created role, Mr Kalluru will oversee the marketing strategies for building brand awareness, revenue generation and customer acquisition along with managing partnerships with key regional media owners and online marketing agencies.
His appointment follows the recent senior management appointments of Dan Lynn as Managing Director, Expedia Asia Pacific, Nicolas Chu as General Manager, Australia and New Zealand and Chris Hann as Retail Manager, Australia and New Zealand. Read more
The Most Bang for Your Travel Buck: Expedia.com Releases 2012 Insiders’ Select List of the World’s Best-Reviewed HotelsOn July 17, 2012 at 10:02 PM
The Most Bang for Your Travel Buck: Expedia.com Releases
2012 Insiders’ Select List of the World’s Best-Reviewed Hotels
Crowd-Sourced Rankings Powered by 500,000+ Qualified Traveller Reviews;
Slovakian Boutique Tops 2012 List; “Green” Hotels Soaring in Popularity
Sydney, June 28th 2012: Expedia.com®, the world’s largest online travel company, today announced the Expedia 2012 Insiders' Select rankings, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world’s best-reviewed hotels. Read more
Managing Director, Expedia Australia and New Zealand, discusses the future of the online travel market within APACOn December 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Following the acquisition of online travel company, Zuji, by Australian operator, Webjet, Georg Ruebensal, Managing Director of Expedia Australia and New Zealand, has announced that Expedia will finish the year in a strong position, tracking to their plan accordingly. This is despite recent comments from Webjet citing general softness in the online travel category.
Mr. Ruebensal stated “Today’s announcement from Webjet supports Expedia’s forecast for growth in the APAC region, and Expedia very much welcomes the added competition in a market that is ripe for continued expansion. Expedia sees the increased competition in the region as a benefit for both online travel consumers and suppliers.” Read more
- On May 20, 2010 at 12:06 AM
Latest Expedia Foreign Exchange Index reveals the top ten destinations where the New Zealand Dollar goes furthest
As the New Zealand Dollar soars to record highs against some of the world’s major currencies, leading New Zealand travel website Expedia.co.nz (owned by Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company), in conjunction with foreign currency specialists Currency Online, has released its latest Expedia® Foreign Exchange Index, revealing the top ten destinations around the world where New Zealand travellers will get the best value for their money. The verdict is clear: with nine out of the ten currencies being from Europe, Europe is currently the undisputed Kiwi Dollar holiday hotspot! Read more
- On July 11, 2011 at 09:00 AM
Expedia.co.nz 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.
Expedia.co.nz’s Top 10 destinations for high rollers:
Monte Carlo, Monaco Read more
- On April 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM
Latest Expedia HiFX Foreign Exchange Index reveals top destinations for travellers on the New Zealand Dollar
As the New Zealand Dollar performs solidly against a number of major currencies, including the US Dollar, now is a good time for Kiwis to dust off the passport and head overseas. To find out where Kiwi travellers get the best bang for their travel buck, online travel company Expedia.co.nz, in conjunction with foreign exchange specialist HiFX, has released its latest Expedia HiFX Foreign Exchange Index. Read more
- On October 23, 2012 at 12:47 AMPack your bags and break out the jandals, Kiwis can now take advantage of huge savings on holidays in the South Pacific thanks to Expedia.co.nz.
With 70 world-class, discounted hotels to choose from in Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Samoa, The Cook Islands and French Polynesia, Expedia customers can now turn their dream of a tropical island getaway into reality for only a fraction of the price.
Fancy a trip to Fiji? Book an ocean view room at the four-and-a-half-star Naviti Resorton October 25th 2012 and save up to 44% per cent on a three-night stay. With rooms starting from only $186 per night, you’ll already be feeling relaxed upon your arrival. Read more
- On July 09, 2013 at 08:57 PM
Kiwis seek secluded, sleepy, sensory seaside holidays
Expedia Fly and Flop Report reveals beach holiday habits
- Price and weather predictability dictate destination choice
- Sampling local cuisine, visiting historic sights and shopping top activity lists
- Kiwis spend 50% less on beach holidays than Australians
- Wallet being stolen – biggest ‘worry factor’ for Kiwis
New Zealanders have emerged as beach holiday makers with a focus on low key, low fuss, budget-conscious getaways according to the annual Expedia Fly and Flop Report. Read more
- On February 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Expedia.co.nz lists the best Northern Hemisphere summer destinations for 2011
With the New Zealand summer soon to make way for autumn, now is the time for travellers not wanting to let the sun set on summer to start planning a mid-year holiday.
From Europe to North America, the Northern Hemisphere offers travellers a playground of destinations to explore. Online travel company, Expedia.co.nz, has scoured the Northern Hemisphere to find the best up and coming destinations to visit during New Zealand’s winter months.
Louise Crompton, Senior Manager Marketing, Expedia Australia and New Zealand, said: “There are many new and interesting destinations that are emerging as hot places to travel in the Northern Hemisphere including Madeira, Sardinia and Alaska. Read more
- On January 19, 2011 at 09:00 AM
Expedia records triple-digit bookings growth for Fiji over past Christmas period
Fiji topped the list of international destinations recording the highest growth in terms of flight bookings, growing 124% year-on-year over the same period in 2009, while it also recorded the highest number of transactions for accommodation in an international destination for the same period. Fiji was also the number one holiday package destination. Read more
- On November 26, 2010 at 07:00 AM
Expedia.co.nz names its top 10 ‘hot’ destinations for 2011
Expedia.co.nz, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s leading online travel company, has announced its list of top 10 ‘hot’ destinations for 2011.
According to recent flight bookings on Expedia.co.nz, medium- and long-haul destinations such as North America and Europe are proving to be favourites among kiwi travellers, with some destinations recording almost triple-digit year-on-year growth and 2011 is promising to be a another bumper year for New Zealanders wanting to pack their bags and explore the big wide world. Read more
- On June 28, 2011 at 09:00 AM
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
- On December 20, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Expedia Australia and New Zealand has today announced the appointment of its new creative agency, awarding the business to Sydney-based DDB.
Following a creative pitch, which took place over a two-month period, DDB was chosen from a shortlist of agencies, including incumbent BMF, to handle Expedia’s creative account in both Australia and New Zealand.
Marketing Director, Louise Crompton commented, “After careful consideration, we have made the decision to appoint DDB as our creative agency partner in Australia and New Zealand. Read more
Expedia Travel Value Tracker reveals the cost of typical expenses in popular international destinationsOn March 30, 2011 at 09:00 AM
Spending money stretches further on short haul holidays
On-the-ground costs can greatly impact the overall cost of a holiday. With travel expenses varying considerably from country to country, some insider knowledge about holiday expenses in certain destinations is handy for travellers wanting their spending money to stretch a little further.
To help travellers with their holiday budget, online travel company Expedia.co.nz has compiled its inaugural Expedia Travel Value Tracker*, which lists 10 typical everyday holiday items in 10 of the most popular international destinations for New Zealand travellers.
According to the Expedia Travel Value Tracker, a ‘basket’ of 10 most common holiday item, cost the least in Thailand (Phuket), Bali and Fiji. Read more
- On September 22, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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
- On July 06, 2011 at 09:30 AM
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
- On January 08, 2014 at 06:49 PMExpedia’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 deprivedAs 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
- On November 23, 2009 at 08:00 AM
Expedia, Inc., the world’s leading online travel company, has appointed Dan Lynn as Managing Director, Expedia® Asia Pacific. In this role, Mr Lynn will lead the development and operations of the four Expedia-branded sites in the region: Expedia Australia, Expedia India, Expedia Japan and Expedia New Zealand. Being based in Sydney, he will oversee the Asia Pacific growth strategy for Expedia Worldwide, the Expedia, Inc. business group responsible for all 20 Expedia-branded sites across the globe. Read more
- On August 19, 2009 at 10:00 AM
Expedia.co.nz provides travellers with top insider tips to minimise travel hassles
Crowded airports, flight delays, luggage dramas and troubles at Customs can easily transform a trip from highly exhilarating to tediously ho-hum. While a good dose of common sense goes a long way, some clever ‘insider’ tips can arm you with the know-how to make your trip more enjoyable and stress free.
Committed to providing customers with the information and tools they need for the smoothest possible travel experience, Expedia.com.nzTM, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s leading online travel company, provides some valuable ‘insider’ advice on how to avoid travel chaos. Read more
- On December 03, 2010 at 09:00 AM
Expedia.co.nz reveals its Top 10 best beach destinations
Beaches, bays and impressive coastlines beckon almost all travellers. However, not everyone is wowed by the same waves, and everyone has their own idea of what their perfect beach might be. Expedia.co.nz operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, has released its top 10 best beaches list. Some are off the beaten track, while other lesser known beauties lie in the heart of already iconic locations overlooked by tourist hordes and best known to locals. Read more
- On July 26, 2010 at 12:00 AM
Expedia.co.nz highlights the top emerging food and wine destinations of the world
For many New Zealanders, a passion for fine food and wine has for decades inspired them to travel to revered culinary destinations such as France and Italy. However, in recent years there has been a shift from the ‘tried and tested’ wine and food producing countries to gastronomic newcomers such as Denmark and Chile, which are staking their claims as one of the world’s top destinations for food and wine. Read more
- On March 29, 2011 at 03:00 PM
First partnership of its kind globally between a low-cost carrier and an online travel agency
AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline and Expedia, Inc., the world's largest online travel company, today announced the launch of a new joint venture company covering Asia Pacific and offering a complete range of great value flights, hotels, and holiday packages.
This is the first partnership of its kind globally between a low cost carrier (LCC) and an online travel agent (OTA). This “marriage made in heaven” between the world’s largest online travel company, and the world’s most innovative airline, allows both companies to build on each other’s strength in bringing happiness through travel to the world’s travellers. Read more
- On September 27, 2011 at 09:00 AM
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
- On May 03, 2013 at 09:40 AM
The world’s largest online travel company, Expedia, is helping Kiwis fulfil their travel bucket lists in their brand new campaign: Out There, Starts Here.
The integrated campaign developed by DDB Sydney and Carat, across TV, cinema, digital and out of home features powerful images from around the world designed to inspire people to create their own travel adventure with Expedia.
The TVC will debut on New Zealand and Australian screens on Sunday, 28 April and will be complemented by out of home executions and digital.
Louise Crompton, Director of Brand Marketing, Expedia Australia and New Zealand, said: “We want to reignite the passion for travel and adventure that Kiwis and Aussies are known for.” Read more
- On May 06, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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 (www.expedia.co.nz/insiders-select.aspx).Three 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
- On September 19, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Expedia TAAP announces sponsorship of New Zealand Travel Industry Awards
Sydney, September 4th 2012: Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company, today announced its sponsorship of the first New Zealand Travel Industry Awardsfor over a decade.
The Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Program(TAAP) is the platinum sponsor of the inaugural awards, which will see the New Zealand travel community come together to celebrate and reward its members.
The awards, which will take place on the 8th September at The Langham Hotel, Aucklandprovide recognition for both individuals and businesses, rewarding outstanding achievements within the travel industry. Read more
- On July 17, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Experts develop mathematical equation for holiday happiness
Your next trip must: Create ‘holiday envy’ in your friends and family
Be packed full of activities
Offer value for money
Offer multiple party opportunities
Have you returning to New Zealand relaxed and de-stressed
Sydney, 4 March 2012: With summer at a close, it’s no wonder we are all thinking about our next holiday - but being the highly subjective and personal pursuits they are, can mathematics play a role in defining a great break?
A group of experts including a psychologist, a mathematician and travel experts from Expedia.co.nz set out to find just that, and have created the formula for holiday happiness. Read more
- On October 06, 2011 at 09:00 AM
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
- On June 22, 2010 at 04:03 AM
- New Zealanders are the fourth-most holiday-deprived nation on earth, behind only Japan, USA and Australia
- Younger Kiwis shy away from taking holidays due to career fears
Younger working New Zealanders have been revealed to be more holiday deprived and fearful of taking all their annual leave than their older compatriots, according to the latest annual global Vacation Deprivation® survey from Expedia®, the world’s largest online travel company. Read more
- On August 30, 2010 at 02:00 PM
Global Expedia study reveals the travel habits of 19 countries
A new study from Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company and operator of the Expedia.co.nz site in New Zealand, shows Kiwis take their holidays very seriously, often booking their trips at least three months before departure with over half staying longer than eight days per trip. They also book four-star accommodation properties at a higher rate than most other nationalities.
The latest Expedia Travel Bookings Report*, based on search and booking data across 19 Expedia sites worldwide, provides a fascinating insight into the travel habits and profiles of different nationalities and how they book their trips. Read more
- On May 24, 2011 at 09:00 AM
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 Expedia.co.nz 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
- On February 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM
Advice from leading online travel company Expedia.co.nzTMon the Do’s and Don’ts when travelling abroad
While some local customs and laws might at times seem absurd to the foreign traveller, understanding other cultures in terms of what is acceptable behaviour and what might be illegal or taboo is of great importance when travelling.
According to Expedia.co.nzTM, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s leading online travel company, knowing the local rules and customs of a travel destination will not only help you stay out of trouble when travelling, and avoid potential embarrassment or offence, but it can also open doors to unique and rewarding travel experiences. Read more
Kiwi tourists rank among the most tight-fisted spenders in the second annual global Expedia Best Tourist SurveyOn July 08, 2009 at 10:00 AM
The second annual global Best Tourist Survey, conducted by leading online travel company Expedia®, has ranked Kiwis as the sixth most stingy tourists among the 27 nationalities surveyed. However, Kiwis managed to fare better overall, ranking 14th as the world’s Best Tourists. They also performed well in the politeness stakes and for being sparing in their complaints (10th place and 9th place respectively).
Around 4,500 hoteliers across the globe provided their opinions on the best travellers overall, as well as on specific categories including behaviour, spending habits, fashion sense and willingness to try and speak the local language. Read more
- On August 17, 2011 at 02:00 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
- On November 22, 2010 at 07:00 AM
Expedia lists the world’s best destinations for New Year’s
New Year’s, and more specifically, New Year’s Eve, is perhaps the most hedonistic of holidays on the year’s calendar and a perfect excuse for a great party. All around the world, there is music, dancing and breathtaking displays of fireworks as cities celebrate the passing of one year to the next.
For party-goers looking for a celebration to remember, Expedia.co.nz, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, has scoured the globe to find the world’s best destinations – from Cape Town to Bangkok – to ring in the New Year. Read more
- On June 02, 2009 at 10:00 AM
Countries as diverse as Argentina, South Africa and Hungary provide a fresh alternative to the ‘tried and tested’ wine destinations
Beyond the well worn paths of the wine regions of Italy, France and Spain, there are several other international destinations that produce exceptional wines, which have remained largely undiscovered by wine-loving New Zealand travellers. With equally superb scenery, authentic food, hospitable locals and fewer crowds than their more famous counterparts, these ‘alternative’ wine destinations offer much for lovers of fine wine and travel. Read more
- On February 22, 2011 at 09:00 AM
Expedia, Inc., the world's leading online travel company, has announced the launch of its new Singapore website – www.expedia.com.sg – a travel booking website designed specifically to meet the needs of travellers from Singapore.
The new website marks the company's entry into Southeast Asia, and is the fifthExpedia® site in the Asia Pacific region, adding to its existing regional presence in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and India. Expedia, Inc. also has a presence in China through a controlling investment in eLong™.
The new Expedia Singapore website currently offers hotel bookings and will include air fares and packages later this year. Read more
- On May 23, 2010 at 11:59 PM
Expedia.co.nz research shows New Zealanders will travel far and wide to experience the world’s best festivals
One in ten Kiwis – and almost one in five 25-34-year-olds – is planning to attend a festival in the next twelve months, according to new research from Expedia.co.nz™, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company.
In all corners of the globe, thousands of festivals are held each year celebrating religion, music, food and art, and attract travellers from all walks of life looking for new experiences. Read more
- On October 18, 2010 at 10:30 AM
Expedia reveals the top travel destinations where the New Zealand Dollar goes furthest
Leading New Zealand travel website Expedia.co.nz, operated by Expedia Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, in conjunction with foreign exchange specialist Currency Online, has released its latest Expedia® Foreign Exchange Index as the New Zealand Dollar continues to perform strongly against the world’s major currencies.
The twice-yearly index, which reveals the top international destinations where Kiwi travellers find the best value for their New Zealand Dollar, found that Eastern Europe has again emerged as a great value holiday destination, with five of the top ten destinations located in that region. Read more
- 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlv69DsMbRw) 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
- On August 02, 2010 at 12:00 AM
Almost one in four New Zealanders access the internet every day they are on holiday
New Zealanders are spending their holidays surfing the internet rather than the waves, according to new research from Expedia.co.nz, operated by Expedia Inc., the world’s largest online travel company.
In a survey of over 500 New Zealanders*, Expedia.co.nz found that more than one in ten (13 per cent) Kiwis access the internet up to as much as five times a day when on holiday, while a quarter (24 per cent) say they access the internet at least daily. Those on an internet-free holiday are clearly the minority, with only 18 per cent refraining from using the internet at all when on holiday. Read more
- On April 20, 2010 at 12:11 AM
One in five Gen Y Kiwis complain in order to score an upgrade on a flight or hotel room
New research from Expedia.co.nzTM, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, has found that Generation Y Kiwis are most likely to complain in order to land themselves a free upgrade on a flight or in a hotel.
The survey*, conducted among 500 New Zealanders, revealed that almost a fifth (18 per cent) of New Zealanders aged between 18-24 were willing to complain about nearby guests/passengers, the food, or quality of service to score a flight or hotel upgrade, double the national average of 9 per cent.
As part of their bag of tricks, two per cent of Gen Ys also admit to posing as business travellers to secure a free upgrade. Read more
- 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
- On April 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM
54% of Kiwis prefer to take a short break in the North Island
New research from Expedia.co.nzTM, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, shows that when it comes to taking ‘short breaks’, most Kiwis choose the North Island over the South of New Zealand. The survey*, conducted among 500 New Zealanders, showed that while almost nine out of ten respondents are planning a short break this year, the vast majority (54%) of those will choose to do so within the North Island. And while almost half (51%) of respondents are willing to travel over four hours by car, train or bus to reach their short-break destination, only a few (22%) chose to fly irrespective of where they short-break. Read more
- On November 16, 2009 at 08:00 AM
Expedia.co.nz names the best holiday destinations to act up but also warns travellers to take the necessary precautions
If it has been a while since you went a little wild on holiday, maybe now is the time to travel someplace where letting your hair down is the order of the day. Whether your ideal holiday is letting off a bit of steam at some of the world’s best parties, or jumping in head first into some heart-stopping outdoor adventure activity, there is something for every thrill seeker.
From full moon parties in Thailand to adrenaline-filled activities in South Africa, Expedia.co.nzTM, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s leading online travel company, has named the best places around the world to get the endorphins positively zinging. Read more
- On April 14, 2009 at 10:00 AM
New Zealanders come second only to the workaholic Japanese in not taking all their annual leave
One third of workers have changed their holiday plans due to the GFC
A global survey conducted by online travel company Expedia® shows New Zealand workers officially joining the ranks of the world’s most holiday deprived nations.
The annual global Expedia Vacation Deprivation® survey, conducted in 11 nations(and this year for the first time in New Zealand)by Expedia, the world’s leading online travel company, found that 45 per cent of New Zealanders leave at least some of their annual leave days untaken, second only to Japan, where 92 per cent of its employed people leave on average almost half of their annual leave days on the table. Read more
- On May 04, 2009 at 10:00 AM
Annual Expedia Insiders’ Select list reveals the world’s most favourite hotels
Four out of the top five New Zealand hotels included in this year’s annual global Expedia® Insiders' Select list (www.expedia.com/insidersselect) are in Christchurch, with The Classic Villa taking the top spot as the world’s favourite hotel in New Zealand. The other Christchurch hotels featured on the list include The Heritage Christchurch; the Millennium Hotel; Hotel Grand Chancellor and the Hotel So.
The Westin Auckland, Lighter Quays, which was the highest ranking New Zealand hotel last year, dropped to second place, but the city still managed to notch up five properties out of the total of 10 New Zealand hotels on the list. Read more
- On February 15, 2010 at 08:00 AM
Expedia.co.nz names the world’s most gay-friendly cities
Each year cities from around the world take to the streets to celebrate their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) cultures in what has become known as ‘Pride Parades’ (or numerous variations). The annual events, which get bigger, better and more colourful each year, attract hundreds of thousands of participants, and spectators. Many of the cities maintain the fun atmosphere and celebration of tolerance and diversity long after the parade has finished.
With only days until Sydney’s famous Mardi Gras festival begins, Expedia.co.nz has scoured the globe to recommend some of the world’s best gay-friendly cities.
The Expedia Top Ten Gay-Friendly Cities:
Sydney, Australia Read more
- On March 14, 2011 at 09:00 AM
The world’s largest online travel company, Expedia, has thrown down the gauntlet with local competitors who continue to charge their customers booking fees which, according to Expedia, offer no value to customers.
While Expedia.co.nz continues to lead the campaign against fees, some online travel agents (OTAs) in New Zealand continue to charge customers fees of over $40 to book a flight. They also charge various fees to change/cancel a flight, hotel or package.
Research* commissioned by Expedia late last year found that around three quarters of New Zealanders are angered when websites charge fees and believe they should not be charged.
The key findings from the research* are: Read more
- On March 14, 2011 at 09:30 AM
The world’s largest online travel company, Expedia, has launched a new multi-million dollar marketing and advertising campaign in New Zealand and Australia. The campaign, which focuses on flight booking fees, throws down the gauntlet with local competitors who continue to charge their customers booking fees which, according to Expedia, offer no value to customers.
Research* commissioned by Expedia late last year found that almost three quarters of New Zealanders and Australians are angered when websites charge fees and believe they should not be charged. Read more
- On January 11, 2010 at 11:39 PM
Expedia.co.nz research reveals January is ‘Holiday Hope Month’ for Kiwi travellers
With the year barely a few weeks old, almost half of Kiwis are already planning their next holiday, just as they head back to work after the Christmas break. This is according to new research from Expedia.co.nzTM, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s leading online travel company.
January has emerged as ‘Holiday Hope Month’, with 42% of Kiwis beginning to plan their holidays for the coming year during this month as they leave the Christmas and New Year memories behind. Read more
- On June 17, 2014 at 02:22 AM
DEAL HUNTING + SAVINGS PLAN = WINNING HOLIDAY FORMULA FOR KIWIS
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
Expedia survey reveals Kiwis ease post-holiday blues by booking their next holiday as soon as they’re back to workOn January 13, 2009 at 08:00 AM
- 83 percent of New Zealanders feel more motivated at work when they have a booked holiday to look forward to
- Kiwi workers set to cost businesses over $70 million in work hours when researching and booking their next holiday
As New Zealanders return to work after the summer break, 83 percent have revealed that they feel more motivated at work if they have a holiday to look forward to - according to a recent survey conducted by Expedia.co.nzTM, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s leading online travel company. So, while offices around New Zealand will be busy with work-related planning for the year ahead this month, many workers will be sure to be planning their 2009 getaways. Read more
- On March 30, 2009 at 09:00 AM
With great international travel deals, New Zealanders can look forward to attending their favourite international sporting events
With the cost of long-haul international air travel plummeting, and great deals on accommodation, there has never been a better time for New Zealanders to travel abroad and attend the international sporting events they had only dreamed about. Read more
- On February 17, 2015 at 06:53 PM
Tuesday 13 January 2015
Health, Happiness and Holidays: The Kiwi New Year’s Resolution
Expedia Vacation Deprivation Report reveals Kiwis striking work-wellbeing balance
- Study shows a 5% decline in the number of Kiwis feeling vacation deprived
- Kiwis still abandoning hard-earned annual leave – taking only 17 out of 20 days
- Holiday wellbeing benefits revealed: health, happiness, better relationships
Expedia.co.nzhas released its annual ‘Vacation Deprivation’ report showing Kiwis have an improved sense of vacation satisfaction while front-footing an emerging global trend directly correlating personal wellbeing with holidays taken. Read more
- 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
- On February 17, 2015 at 06:46 PM
Thursday 16 October
‘Plugged in’ travel takes off
Expedia Mobile Index reveals device dependency amongst Kiwis
- Public speakerphone calls considered most offensive mobile etiquette violation
- ‘Always on’ trend sees work devices join users on leisure vacations
- Complimentary Wi-Fi considered top hotel perk
Expediaand Egencia today released the collaborative 2014 Global Mobile Index report, a study of mobile-device-related behaviours and preferences among leisure and business travellers. The study revealedthe deep dependence on mobile devices defined as a smartphone, tablet, e-reader, laptop or smartwatch. Read more
- On February 17, 2015 at 06:50 PM
Tuesday 11 November 2014
Roaming Kiwis: taking flight younger, going farther and ticking off bucket list fast
Expedia ‘State of the Nation’ travel report reveals changing trends
- Kiwi kids taking flight sooner and more often than their parents
- City slickers vs country counterparts in the battle of the boarding pass
- Pacific Islands and Australia make way for North America on family hot spot lists
Expedia.co.nztoday released its inaugural ‘State of the Nation’ report, delving deep into the behaviour of New Zealand travellers, stacking up urban versus rural Kiwis, putting family travel and bucket lists under the microscope. Read more
- On August 10, 2015 at 10:54 PM
11 August 2015
The Expedia® Value Tracker reveals top international destinations
for New Zealand travellers
· Of Kiwi favourites, Australia offers best value for money
· South America and Russia lead the way in affordability
As the Kiwi dollar struggles against some of the world’s major currencies, and holidays on home-soil grow in appeal for many, the Expedia Value Tracker, out today, reveals the overseas destinations offering the best value for money for travellers. Read more
- On February 17, 2015 at 06:41 PM
Expedia Launches New Tablet App that Reimagines Search
New Expedia Tablet App Introduces Industry-First Combined Hotel and Flight Search,
Integrates Personalised Travel Data Across Multiple Devices
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, September 4, 2014– Expedia.com, one of the world's largest full service online travel sites*, today released the all-new Expedia app for tablets. It is available for free download from the App Store and Google Play.
- On May 12, 2015 at 06:05 PM
Savvy Kiwis love loyalty programs
- New research reveals 82 per cent of New Zealanders are fans of rewards programs
- 53 per cent of New Zealanders belong to at least one travel loyalty program
New Zealanders are passionate about making their hard-earned dollars go further, with new research out today revealing 82 per cent are fans of reward programs and 44 per cent of respondents highlighting travel rewards as most valuable.
Half the population (53%) says they are currently using travel loyalty programs in a bid to make their travel dreams a reality, with an estimated 8.2 million travel loyalty memberships registered across the country. Read more
- On February 14, 2016 at 06:48 PM
Expedia Passenger Preferences Index
Study shows how Kiwis fly compared to travellers worldwide
Auckland, New Zealand, 4 February, 2016 – Expedia.com®, one of the world's largest full service online travel sites1, has released the results of the Expedia Passenger Preferences Index, a worldwide study that examines the preferences and behaviours of fliers on a country-by-country basis. The study was conducted on behalf of Expedia(R) by Northstar, a globally integrated strategic insights consulting firm and surveyed 11,026 travellers across 22 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and South America. Read more
MEDIA RELEASE NEW ZEALANDERS AMONG THE WORLD’S MOST HOLIDAY-DEPRIVE New Zealanders given 20 days off and take 15, down from 2014; South Korean workers retain ranking as world’s most vacation deprived followed by JapaneseOn February 14, 2016 at 06:55 PM
NEW ZEALANDERS AMONG THE WORLD’S MOST HOLIDAY-DEPRIVE
New Zealanders given 20 days off and take 15, down from 2014;
South Korean workers retain ranking as world’s most vacation deprived followed by Japanese
Auckland, New Zealand, January 26, 2016– Expedia® has released the results of its annual 2015 Vacation Deprivation® study. In its 15th year, the study surveyed 9,273 employed adults across 26 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and South America.
The 2015 report found that worldwide, the median number of paid vacation days available to workers is just under 25 days per year, in addition to public holidays. Collectively, workers take about 20 of them, leaving 20% unused. Read more
- On January 21, 2016 at 09:04 PM
The World’s Best-Reviewed Hotels:
Expedia.com Releases 2015 Insiders’ Select List
Four New Zealand properties featured among 650 global properties named to the annual elite list, resulting from two million+ guest review
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, September 2, 2015 – Expedia.com®, one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites*, has released the New Zealand results of the Expedia® 2015 Insiders’ Select® rankings, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world’s best-reviewed hotels. Read more
- On March 21, 2016 at 11:46 PM
TRAVELLING TRIBES: MULTI-GENERATIONAL HOLIDAYS NOW MAINSTREAM
Auckland, New Zealand, 22 March, 2016 – Expedia.co.nz has today released further findings from its annual State of the Nation report, revealing New Zealanders are increasingly embracing multi-generational travel, seeing it as an opportunity to spend quality time with the whole family - not just a chance for a free trip from the oldies and a helping hand with the kids.
In the lead up to the Easter holidays, Expedia is seeing searches for family hotel rooms increase more than 55% year-on-year*, as more than two in five (40%) of Kiwi travellers report they have been on holiday with more than one generation of their family in the last two years. This figure rises to 45% among Kiwi parents**. Read more
- On February 17, 2015 at 06:37 PM
8 August 2014
Kiwis missing out on significant travel savings
- Deal-driven Kiwis motivated by price yet missing out on significant savings
- Kiwi baby boomers saving more than others by embracing hotel and flight combination deals
- Expedia’s insider tip – Bundling flight and hotel together is key to stretching holiday funds further
New Zealand is renowned for being a nation of savvy travellers yet research from Expediareleased today reveals an astounding 78% of Kiwis may be missing out on possible triple-digit savings when booking their travel. Read more
- On January 21, 2016 at 06:01 PM
GAME ON: THE RISE OF SPORTS TOURISM
· More than one in four Kiwis (28%) plan to cheer on a New Zealand sports team overseas in the next 12 to 24 months
· Almost half (48%) of Kiwis will combine a multi-destination holiday with watching their favourite sports team at a major international tournament
With the rugby currently underway in England and less than a year until the summer games in Brazil, fans around the world are gearing up for some of the biggest and best international events on the sporting calendar. Read more
- On December 02, 2015 at 11:52 PM
Auckland, New Zealand, 26 November, 2015 – The Expedia.co.nz brand’s annual ‘State of the Nation’ report, released today, reveals how passionate Kiwis get out there and explore the world as well as what they look for when planning their next holiday, which goes far beyond good shopping opportunities and having a pool or beach close by.
Expedia’s report found New Zealand is a nation of travel aficionados who use Bucket Lists to keep their travel dreams on track:
· More than nine in ten (93%) Kiwis, over 18, have been overseas
· Seven in ten (69%) have explored a different country in the past two years Read more
- On February 17, 2015 at 06:26 PM
Tuesday 15 July
Sun and sand key to Kiwi happiness
Expedia Fly and Flop Report uncovers how much Kiwis really love the beach
- Beach holidays seen as necessity rather than a luxury
- Double digit increase in Kiwis taking beach vacations – up more than a quarter
- Kiwi’s willing to give up their morning coffee for more sun and sand
Sunny, sandy beach breaks have been revealed as a key ingredient to unlocking Kiwi bliss. Expedia’s annual Fly and Flop Report shows 60% of Kiwis believe that taking a beach holiday strongly influences their happiness. Read more
- On June 08, 2016 at 07:03 PM
· Kiwis among most low maintenance beach holidaymakers globally
· Only 11% of Kiwis said they would wax in order to get beach ready
· 12% of Kiwis admit to going nude at the beach
Auckland, New Zealand, 09 June, 2016: As many Kiwis start getting ready for their northern hemisphere summer sojourns, Expedia.co.nz™ has released findings from its annual Flip Flop Report, which confirms New Zealand is one of the most relaxed, low maintenance nationalities in the world, when it comes to beach holiday habits. Read more
- On January 21, 2016 at 05:56 PM
15 October 2015
DESIRE FOR QUALITY FAMILY TIME KEEPS THE
KIWI HOLIDAY DREAM ALIVE
Expedia.co.nz study shows savvy parents are finding smart savings to make travel a reality
14 October, 2015: Concerns about the economy and the rising cost of living, may be forcing Kiwis to tighten their belts, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily impacting on family travel plans. Read more