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July 26, 2019 Statistics & Trends No Comments Email Email

From the airport departure selfie to scaling the duty-free shopping offers, Australians love to travel ­– it’s often known as the antidote for stress. it comes to putting plans into motion however, the booking experience can be anything but relaxing with over half (56%) the nation finding the process stressful.

New research from Luxury Escapes reveals before jet setting away and escaping the daily grind, 1 in 10 Australians admit to feeling annoyed and inconvenienced during the holiday planning process.

From the sights you see to the experiences you gain, travelling can be an endless number of adventures. However, to bring the dream holiday to life, there’s always the one person responsible for making sure the trip is seamless.

The research revealed, 85% of Australians acknowledged themselves to being the person responsible for booking a holiday, with close to a quarter (17%) of Australians revealing they are left with this responsibility and are not the organiser by choice.

The task of organising the next idyllic getaway can quickly turn into a booking nightmare, with over a third (39%) of Australians admitting they would much rather someone else handle the pressure and coordination.

Between navigating multiple browsers and chasing the best deal, having the internet at our fingertips has seen online travel grow, with access to an ocean of flights, accommodation and experience options. When going through this holiday process, Australians look to the internet (75%), travel agents (16%), and a handful admitted to looking to “their wife” or “winging it” as their resource.

With over a quarter (28%) of Australians admitting to needing a holiday just to calm down from the stress of organising one, Luxury Escapes today has launched a unique booking experience for our Australian travellers left with the task of organising a holiday. In a bid to remove their stresses, the aptly named offering ‘The Holiday Organiser’s Escape’ is a new experience on Luxury Escapes, providing one-of-a-kind holidays tailored to the concerns of our overworked holiday organiser. Planning for a group, family, ladies’ trip, gent’s getaway could not be easier.

With the introduction of flights to the Luxury Escape’s platform, Luxury Escapes has made the holiday booking process much easier. From the flights, accommodation, experiences and even travel insurance, The Holiday Organiser’s Escape covers off what Australians find most concerning when booking a holiday.

Over half the nation (53%) believe that researching the right accommodation is their main concern when booking travel, closely followed by:

  • Ensuring the best value for everything (46%)
  • Ensuring all options fit within a budget (39%)
  • Researching ways to get around (34%)
  • Choosing the right experiences (25%)

“Holidays are a time to explore or relax, however, our research has revealed half the nation (50%) admitted to suffering or having suffered from pre-holiday stress with close to a quarter (15%) revealing it has led to physical symptoms.

“We’re dedicated to making travel more convenient and easier than ever before by creating a booking experience that can act as a one-stop-shop for all luxurious travel experiences. The introduction of our new flights service, means travellers don’t have to manoeuvre multiple browsers and attempt to match flight times with travel plans. We’re excited to grow the product suite to create a full itinerary for our users!” Cameron Holland, CEO of Luxury Escapes said.

1 in 10 Australians even admitted to being so stressed from organising a holiday, they forgot to complete a key activity before leaving including:

  • Informing their workplace of their absence
  • Booking tickets to depart the same day they were meant to start a job
  • Forgetting some bookings altogether

Australians can now book their entire holiday from flights, activities to the accommodation through the Luxury Escapes platform, taking the stress away from booking their next getaway. The new flights service gives customers the opportunity to seamlessly include flights to its luxury hotel packages, cutting down the time and effort of searching for flights through another website and allowing customers to view the best value months to travel up to one year in advance.

To book your Holiday Organiser’s Escape or to explore luxury deals for hotels, flights and tours, visit

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