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The rise and fall of the $AUD:  How currency fluctuations affect travel

Travel by its very nature is an international business and as such, cannot help but be affected by international currency fluctuations. And as most international travel products are priced in USD – the strength or weakness of the Australian dollar at any particular time will determine how much bang you will get for your buck.

 

When you book travel, whether it is domestic or international, some of the time you will need to pay in full upfront, but there are occasions where the…

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Melbourne Airport has delivered a new Wait Zone.

The new expanded wait zone, where private vehicles can park FREE for 20 minutes now open on the corner of Mercer and Melrose drives.
Private vehicles have access to more than 80 car parks, which includes bays for people with a disability, at the new site.


The Wait Zone provides a safe and accessible area for visitors to park until their passenger is ready for collection at one of two public pick-up areas – Terminal 4 or the main forecourt,…

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Why People Who Spend Money On Experiences Instead Of Things Are Much Happier

July 1, 2015, by Lecia Bushak


Once you graduate and start your working life, it’s much harder to plan spontaneous trips and adventures and instead blow your paycheck on a nicer apartment, a new car, or retail therapy. While all of these things can be useful in making your life more comfortable, you should really be asking yourself if they will make you happier in the long run. And the answer is often no.


Research has actually shown that people who spend money on experiences like…

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Beware of Fake Hotel Booking Sites

Explosion of fake hotel booking sites is worries lawmakers.

Florida lawmakers have requested the US Federal Trade Commission launch an immediate investigation into fraudulent online hotel booking sites. The same scams are cropping up around the world and have caught Australians in the web.…

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Is Credit Card Travel Cover Enough?

Many credit cards offer a very basic level of travel insurance covering cancellation and (sometimes) medical assistance, however they can be vague and don’t offer much information as to where to turn in case of an emergency, as well as having limitations of how much of your travel arrangements need to be purchased on your credit card to qualify for cover.

Some important questions you need to check when discussing Travel Insurance:

• Will you have a 24/7 emergency medical and travel…

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Sweet Smelling Journeys!

When travelling on a long holiday or taking a tour such as a Contiki Tour, instead of taking a regular towel, take a Microfiber Towel instead. Here’s why…
Regular towels can retain a lot of excess moisture which leave towels smelling a little “on the nose” if they constantly don’t have time to dry.
Microfiber Towels are great because they dry super quick, and can help a lot when doing hand laundry too! Just put your wet clothes in the microfiber towel, and wring to…

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provide information for all overseas visas as well as passport information.

 

www.dfat.gov.au/visas/index.html

 

If you have any further queries, please contact us on +61 3 8573 0900 during opening hours of 8.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday…

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Travel Insurance

 

Why get travel insurance?

Organising travel insurance is an essential part of preparing for your overseas trip. If you are uninsured, you (or your family) are personally responsible for covering any medical or other costs resulting from unexpected incidents or accidents.


You should make sure your travel insurance covers all medical expenses for injury or illness, as well as theft of valuables, damage to baggage and cancellations or interruptions to flight plans. Accidents can happen to…

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