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Aussies are control freaks who don't do spontaneity

On November 17, 2016 at 01:16 AM

New research shows work and routine rule over fun and adventure

lastminute.com.au launches new travel inspiration game Cards of Spontaneity

Australia, Sydney, 17 November 2016 - Have you ever done a #shoey at a party in Mykonos with someone you met online? Or salsa danced down the Champs-Élysées in Paris with your lover? The answer is probably ‘no’ because Aussies surprisingly prefer the predictable over the priceless, according to new research. But thanks to the Cards of Spontaneity by lastminute.com.au, inspiration is now in the palm of your hands. Read more

Get out of here: Travel is the best post breakup medicine

On April 03, 2015 at 12:00 AM
Get out of here: Travel is the best post breakup medicine

Forget drowning your sorrows in bed, watching sad movies and eating icecream, according to a survey of 4100+ Australians by lastminute.com.au one in four (25%) people have booked a last minute holiday following a relationship breakup; with most people choosing to travel solo and many returning home feeling empowered.

Of those who decided to take a sponataneous holiday to celebrate their new status, one in two (48%) took ‘time out’ and travelled solo, over one in three (35%) decided to enjoy a partying holiday with friends, 8% went to find a rebound romance, while just 3% decided to visit a yoga retreat.  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

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