Austravel Make Australia More Affordable

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Plan ahead and make travelling to the world’s largest island more affordable, says Austravel, the leading Australasia specialist.

Austravel (0800 988 4834 the leading specialist on travel to Australasia has some exclusive offers available right now showcasing how to make booking Australia more affordable and better value for money.

Whilst the Australian dollar isn’t in our favour right now and there is no disguising the fact that holidaying across the other side of the world isn’t the cheapest, there are a number of ways to make the most of your money when travelling down under. It isn’t always necessary to think excessive pound signs, sacrifice well-earned holiday indulgences or even scrimp on shady hotels or cheap meals. The flight may be long and the exchange rate may be against us, but there are ways to make the most of booking an Australia holiday.

Austravel, the leading specialist in travel to Australasia pride themselves on offering expert advice. In staying true to its word, the operator is offering some exclusive deals to make the most of your trip down under and stretch your pound further. There are a variety of free domestics flights being offered, free room nights and upgrades, guaranteed booking discounts and buy one get one free’s; leaving a little bit of luxury left free in your wallet. What’s more, booking deposits are some of the lowest available and start from only £220 per person securing a great value holiday, with all the extras.

The Australasia specialist is constantly in search for the latest deals with its airline partners and continually has flight offers making a trip down under more affordable. Between now and the end of October, two free internal flights are being offered when flying with Etihad. The offer is valid on those booking an international flight till the end of October and gives two free internal flights within Australia on selected routes across the country. In addition, booking your domestic flights in Australia with an International flight nearly always makes for a cheaper alternative. Right now, Austravel offers reduced rates on all of its Etihad internal flights and for those booking with Qantas, an Airpass can be booked at time of booking an international flight from just £60 (Sydney to Cairns).

To its customers booking an Australasia holiday flying on selected flights with Malaysian airlines the added bonus to take a free domestic flight to one of the stunning Malaysian islands is on offer.

The free domestic flights are available to some of Malaysia’s most sought after holiday destinations allowing a breath of fresh air to Australia’s long haul flight. Islands such as Penang and Langkawi are renowned for coral rich waters and exotic beaches and offer the perfect combination to see a whole new world of Malaysian culture and beauty. For those visiting friends and relatives (VFR’s), a trip to visit loved ones is not always the cheapest, particularly with family in tow. However a free stop-over and the excitement of a stunning new destination combines the familiar territory of a family visit with the relaxation of a peaceful holiday, amidst a wealth of tranquillity and culture.

Sydney and Malaysia Flight offer: A flight from London Heathrow to Perth, via Kuala Lumpur on Malaysian Airlines starts from £999 per person departing on selected dates between May and June 2012. A choice of a free domestic flight to the beautiful islands of Penang or Langkawi is also included. Those wishing to visit the popular island of Borneo can do so for an additional £60 per person.

Or, for those who want to explore more than just one part of the seven million square kilometres Australia has to offer can take advantage of free flights. Take in the opportunity to fly between Brisbane and Cairns with free internal flights and experience the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast with one of the stunning wonders of the world – the Great Barrier Reef. Add on a further free flight from Brisbane down to Sydney and experience the iconic Sydney Opera House or climb Sydney’s famous Harbour Bridge.

Queensland offer: Take advantage of two free flights and a saving of £420 per couple with an 11 day holiday in Queensland from £1,495 per person. Fly directly to Brisbane with Etihad and enjoy five nights accommodation on the Gold Coast at the Vibe hotel before taking a free internal flight to Cairns to experience the enormity of the Great Barrier Reef with three nights at the Discovery Resort in Cairns. A further internal flight is included back down to Sydney with two nights accommodation at the Cambridge Hotel.    

Whilst Australia will never be a cheap budget holiday, it is an experience of a lifetime and is home to the world’s largest island. Its diverse scenery offers something for every traveller during all seasons of the year and just the unique outdoors and natural experiences this country has to offer will always make it an appealing holiday option. There are ways to combat the costs and explore more than one part of the phenomenal size of this country in one trip. Campervans have some of the best deals on offer at the moment with free insurance and up to a phenomenal 70% off. Those wanting independence and flexibility can book a 10 day Motor home around Perth and Western Australia from just £1,149 per person with a saving of £400 per couple included. And whilst the perception is that fares in summer holidays are at their peak, this isn’t always the case. Austravel currently has flight prices that heavily compete with many other long-haul destinations with prices during March, April and May available from just £779 per person based on a flight into Melbourne with Royal Brunei.

Travel Now: A return flight departing London Heathrow to Melbourne costs from £779 with Royal Brunei based on November 2012 departures.

Travel Summer Holidays: A return flight departing London Heathrow to Melbourne costs from £789 with Royal Brunei departing June 2013.

Those prepared to stump up the cost before the holiday will see the greater benefit too with many buy one get one free offers on excursions throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Karen Joyce, General Manager of Austravel says “Take advantage of the facts; we know the exchange rate isn’t great, we know it’s a long haul flight so utilise your knowledge. Don’t wait to book your excursions with the hope that they might be cheaper once there. We know it isn’t cheap so make use of the offers against the pound. A couple travelling to Queensland, for instance, can make use of a buy one get one free deal on an essential Quicksilver Reef trip on the Great Barrier Reef. Take advantage of the free flight offers and break up your trip with a free stop-over, or take in more than one part of Australia whilst you’ve already spent the money and taken the time to get there.

”It’s also worth bearing in mind the exchange rates and budgeting. We have tours available that include almost every single part of your itinerary, even down to your meals. Not only do these mean you’re paying pounds, rather than the Australian dollar, but we also have some extremely good savings on tours with up to £200 off per person.”

For more information on Austravel and many of its special offers, visit or call 0800 988 4834.

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