Monday, February 15, 2010

Travel the Australian way!

Isn't there something so addictive about going through travel sites? It's almost like you're planning your own dream trip, even if you stumbled upon a site just by chance. Well, that's how it happened to me for this site, Travel.com.au, which is the largest and oldest Australian travel site. Lately, I've been reading a lot of the Australian magazines online, and the photos of the Australian outback and other locales has always intrigued me. Like since I saw Thornbirds when I was a teenager!

Even though this is one of the oldest travel sites in Australia, it hasn't shown the promise that it did when it was first launched in 1998, but recently it was bought out by a group of entrepreneurs who are turning it around and making it a must see travel website. Not only is the site fast becoming the place to head to for booking flights, but also for newer and lesser known international airlines such as jetstar besides quantas and singapore airlines.

Besides flight bookings, the site also caters to corporate travelers as well as family vacations, right from planning the perfect ski vacation and so on. A lot of travel sites also offer such services, but the difference seems to be in the range of options that Travel.com.au offers its customers.

4 comments:

Tanya said...

Oh I totally agree with you. The latest Southeast Asia Travel and Leisure has "60 uniquely Aussie experiences"...Ive read it twice so far :)

Shalini said...

Thanks Tanya, That sounds very interesting...I must look it up!

Hema said...

Shalini, would you consider helping me talk to an agent? (No, this is not a hoax.) All you'd have to do is follow his blog and comment on it that you were sent by "Hema P's" blog.

Details at: http://hemapen.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/stalking-a-literary-agent/
(No, not really stalking, just a humorous list of things writers might be tempted to do while researching an agent :).) Thanks in advance!!!

Shalini said...

Hema, that's all very interesting....I like learning about new things on the internet and this was very interesting.