26 September 2016: It’s not too late to avoid long weekend holiday FOMO with online travel site lastminute.com.au rounding up the best coastal, wine, country and city escapes where travellers can still check in for a mini-break.
From a spontaneous weekend with the bestie or a sneaky romantic getaway, here’s lastminute.com.au’s guide on where to score a last minute deal*:
1. Melbourne, VIC Read more
New research by lastminute.com.au reveals Australian’s romantic interests, whether people are single or in a relationship, plays a significant role in deciding whether to book a holiday; and in many cases seeking love & romance is the sole reason for travel.
The lastminute.com.au ‘Holiday Lovers’ research found that many people choose destinations based on their ability to ‘pick-up’ a holiday fling. At the other end of the spectrum, others book last minute escapes to save a relationship that’s ‘on the rocks’. Read more
Uploading a sun-kissed holiday selfie doesn’t just result in a few facebook ‘likes’, according to lastminute.com.au data*, which shows one in four (25%) Australian’s have booked a holiday after getting ‘FOMO’ seeing a friend’s travel photos on social media.
According to the 2015 survey, of 4100+ Australian’s:
Generation Y is most likely to turn their social media scrolling into action, with over one in three (37%) people aged 18 to 34 years admitting they have booked a trip after getting social media envy. Of those, 29% went to the same destination as their social media friend and 57% went ‘somewhere even better’. Read more
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.