January 2015

Beat the Monday blues in 2015: Why Mondays hit hard for one in three Australians

On January 05, 2015 at 12:00 AM
Beat the Monday blues in 2015: Why Mondays hit hard for one in three Australians

 

The return to work after the weekend leads to feelings of dread for many Australians, according to leading travel and lifestyle site lastminute.com.au latest travel trends data, which shows over one in three people (34%) don’t like Mondays.

The research also identified almost one in two (46%) Australians don’t switch off when they leave the office, answering work calls or emails on weekends or their days off. Plus, nearly half of Aussies surveyed (47%) didn’t take all of their annual leave in 2014.

According to lastminute.com.au spokesperson, Louise Ryan, it’s no wonder so many Australians get the Monday blues, with many focusing on all work and no play. Read more

Solo travellers are not alone: one in three Aussies will travel solo in 2015

On January 20, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Forget the annoying travel buddies, almost a third (32%) of Australians are planning to travel solo in 2015, according to a survey of 4100+ people by leading travel and lifestyle site lastminute.com.au

The research revealed a real appetite for travelling alone, with 61% of the 4100+ respondents stating they have travelled solo previously, while a quarter (25%) of people who haven’t travelled solo would like to ‘at some point’.

According to lastminute.com.au spokesperson, Louise Ryan, both men and women travel solo for many reasons, and not just because they are single or lacking travel companions.   Read more

There is nothing more true blue than Uluru: Australia’s number one bucket list destination

On January 23, 2015 at 12:00 AM
There is nothing more true blue than Uluru: Australia’s number one bucket list destination

 

With Australia Day just around the corner, leading travel and lifestyle site lastminute.com.au has released its ‘Aussie bucket list’ destination research which reveals one of our most iconic natural landmarks, Uluru has taken out the crown of Australia’s number one bucket list destination.  

According to the survey, of 4100+ Australians, the top 10 Aussie bucket list destinations that people have not yet visited, but which they intend too, are:

1.     Uluru, NT

2.     Great Barrier Reef, QLD

3.     The Kimberley, WA

4.     The Whitsundays, QLD

5.     Kakadu National Park, NT Read more

Melbourne named the number one Australian city to visit in 2015

On January 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Australia’s style, fashion and coffee capital, Melbourne has taken out the position of the number one ‘wish list’ domestic city to visit in 2015, according to leading travel and lifestyle site lastminute.com.au.

In a survey, of 4100+ people, the top Australian ‘wish list’ cities to visit in 2015, are:  

1.     Melbourne, VIC

2.     Perth, WA

3.     Hobart, TAS

4.     Sydney, NSW

5.     Darwin, NT

6.     Brisbane, QLD

7.     Adelaide, SA

8.     Canberra, ACT Read more