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Catriona Rowntree

Catriona Rowntree is an Australian travel icon, having hosted Australia’s longest-running travel show, Getaway, for 25+ years. She has travelled extensively around the world and visited over 100 countries, with some incredible stories to tell along the way.

Catriona is a wealth of knowledge and is always happy to share travel advice for any destination. When she’s not out on a whirlwind adventure, she loves to spend time with her family on their farm in rural Victoria.

Stories by Catriona Rowntree

14 Mar 2024 15:56

The cheapest days to hop on a plane to see family this Easter

Written by Noémi Hadnagy, reviewed by Catriona Rowntree

Compare the Market has analysed the cheapest single one-way flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and found that the cheapest flights this Easter period.

11 Jan 2024 10:13

AI travel itineraries not on the wish list for many Aussies

Written by Noémi Hadnagy, reviewed by Catriona Rowntree

Compare the Market research has found that just under one in six Aussies would be willing to use AI to plan their upcoming travel plans

19 Oct 2023 09:31

Long-haul flight? Avoid these common mistakes to maximise your comfort

Written by Catriona Rowntree

When it comes to long-haul flights, getting comfy in a tight space with limited legroom, cabin pressurisation and hundreds of other people can be a challenge for pretty much every traveller.

25 Sep 2023 09:41

Don’t be a tourist twerp! Catriona Rowntree’s top etiquette tips to save you embarrassment abroad

Written by Catriona Rowntree

We all get it wrong sometimes, especially when we’re weary with jetlag and juggling a dozen bookings for attractions, accommodation and transport.

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20 Sep 2023 11:13

Travelling on a budget? Here are seven ways to save on your next holiday

Written by Catriona Rowntree

The cost-of-living crunch has been hard to escape this year and holiday planning is no exception. The good news is that a cheap and cheerful vacation can be just as fun as a luxury getaway.

Two geishas wearing traditional japanese kimono among Sensoji Temple in Asakusa Tokyo, Japan.

1 Sep 2023 11:24

Catriona Rowntree’s top travel tips for Japan

Written by Catriona Rowntree

As one of Australia’s most travelled women, there are few destinations missing from Catriona Rowntree’s passport.  But until recently, there was one major omission: Japan.

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22 Aug 2023 12:19

“It was absolute hell”: Travel expert Catriona Rowntree shares her biggest travel nightmares (and how you can avoid them!)

Written by Catriona Rowntree, reviewed by Sarah Orr

Holidays are meant to be an escape from the problems and stress of everyday life but - with such high expectations - it can be especially hard when things don’t go to plan.

21 Aug 2023 11:03

What do you do if you arrive at your destination… but your bag doesn’t?

Written by Catriona Rowntree, reviewed by Sarah Orr

Catriona Rowntree is Compare the Market’s expert for all things travel. As one of Australia’s most travelled women, she is the perfect planning companion for your next holiday.

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