It’s one of life’s great ironies that if you need a holiday, the last thing you have the time to do is plan a holiday.
Finding a good deal can really take you down the internet rabbit hole, so a time-poor traveller without the hours to surf for a bargain package deal runs the risk of facing a very rich rack-rate trip.
*This article has been created in partnership with our sponsor, Expedia*
Not so if you’re using Expedia to book online, with its brand new Expedia Add-On Advantage now delivering a foolproof, time-efficient way to access amazing travel deals, every time – even if you can’t pay for your entire trip at once.
All you need to do is book a flight, car or holiday package on the website, then discounts on hundreds of thousands of participating hotels around the world are unlocked. These discounts are available to package up with your original booking right up until the start of your trip, giving you time to find the perfect accommodation option for you.
Aussie travellers could secure up to 51 per cent off the cost of select hotels this way, whether you’re off on a month-long European adventure or a sneaky long weekend. The ability to save simply by booking more items together on Expedia might even be one of the best-kept secrets in the travel industry.
You can bundle in one of two ways: use the Expedia Add-On Advantage to unlock hotel discounts after booking your flight, car or package, or you can book your flight, hotel and car together to access deep discounts you wouldn’t see if booking items separately. Expedia believes no matter how you like to book, there are ways you can save.
Find out about the Expedia Add-On Advantage at expedia.com.au/addonadvantage
How to hack your trip
1. Book your flight, car or package on Expedia
2. Watch the hotel savings on select hotels instantly unlock (discounts will be available up to your date of travel, if you need to book but pay closer to your travel date)
3. Ensure your hotel stay occurs within the travel dates of the flight, car or package booking, though it doesn’t have to be in the same destination. Book return flights to London for a holiday and then add a European city weekend getaway.