Explore readers can now book the most inspiring holidays at the most competitive prices – all in one place.
The Explore editorial team has been delivering stories and advice to 700,000 print and four million digital readers throughout the pandemic.
And over the past 20 months, reader feedback has shown how keen Australia’s largest regional travel audience is to take to the road.
So now, Explore can not only show readers amazing luxury, astonishing adventures and stunning scenery, but we can also help them plan and book all in one place.
Earlier this month, we asked our readers whether they wanted to take a holiday in the next 12 months. No surprises 88 per cent answered with a resounding “Yes!”.
While NSW, Victoria and Queensland were out in front in terms of choice at 32, 23 and 19 per cent, 25 per cent said they will be going overseas – mostly to the UK, Europe and New Zealand.
“We also asked what they needed to book,” says Explore editor Peter Lynch.
“They said they wanted to be sure about health and safety measures – and wanted affordability, comfort and convenience.
“We believe we can on all of those with our new service.”
From today, Exploretravel.com.au will include a huge range of great holidays, from short weekends to amazing journeys in Australia and the most desired travel destinations around the world.
Want to walk the Great Ocean Road, drive to Tasmania’s amazing food and wine destinations, visit New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings film sites or Fiji’s stunning Kokomo private island?
Our journey designers have got you covered. They have access to tens of thousands of hotels, resorts, cruises and small group trips.
While maintaining Explore’s reputation for inspiring and independent news and reviews, readers will find trip suggestions along with the best prices throughout the site and in our Saturday magazine, which appears in 14 leading daily newspapers across the ACM network.
We’ve also opened a new booking site – book.exploretravel.com.au – where readers can search our full inventory.
Many of the itineraries and journeys are exclusively put together by our experienced specialists working with some of Australia’s biggest travel companies.
We also offer the convenience of paying amounts of over $5,000 over six months interest free.