Staycation nation: Adelaide is the number one Australian city for a staycation

On September 07, 2015 at 12:00 AM

According to lastminute.com.au many Australian holiday-makers are such avid fans of their own city, they don’t actually leave it when they take a break.

The lastminute.com.au research* reveals Aussies like nothing better than splashing out on a cheeky hotel stay in their own backyard, with 40% of people having booked a staycation in their own city.  

Adelaideans are most likely to book a hotel staycation in their own city, followed by those from Perth and Sydney. By way of contrast, people from the Nation’s capital, Canberra, are the least likely to opt to stay in their home city when taking a break. Read more

Aussies confess their ‘weird’ flight attendant requests

On July 07, 2015 at 12:00 AM

The dream job of being a flight attendant may have its perks, however according to lastminute.com.au research, it also has its quirks, with many Aussies admitting to asking bizarre requests of flight attendants, ranging from foot massages to finding long lost relatives while mid-air.  

The lastminute.com.au ‘Living lastminute’ survey of 3300+ Australians revealed that although only 6 per cent of people admitted to having a ‘weird’ request while flying, but of those, 79 per cent actually had their unusual desire granted.

Some of the more interesting requests Aussies admit to asking of the cabin crew include: Read more

Aussies spill the beans on the white lies which scored them a hotel room upgrade

On June 02, 2015 at 12:00 AM

According to lastminute.com.auLiving lastminute’ survey, many Australians are willing to push the boundaries of truth to secure a hotel room upgrade, with one in five (21%) people claiming to have spun a white lie to score an upgrade.  

From claiming to work for the United Nations, to checking out accommodation ‘for the Royal Family’, of those who fabricated the truth, three quarters (75%) said their interesting excuses worked.

The survey of 3300+ Aussies showed that Gen Y (18 to 34 years) are the most common age group to fib to get an upgrade (29%), however they are also the least believable, with only 67% of people securing their upgrade. Read more

Travel remains a priority for Australian consumers

On April 08, 2015 at 12:00 AM

According to a survey of 4100+ people by leading travel and lifestyle site lastminute.com.au, Aussie’s love affair with travel continues, with almost one in two Australians (44%) saying taking a holiday at least once a year is the one thing they will never scrimp on. Many are also reluctant to scrimp on weekend trips away (15%).

According to the 2015 survey of 4100+ people, Australian’s will never scrimp on: 

1.     Taking a holiday once a year – 44%

2.     Weekend trips away – 15%

3.     Going out for drinks with friends – 13%

People are, however, willing to make sacrifices on other lifestyle choices to fuel their desire to travel. 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