Summer holidays, the most relaxing time of the year. Yeah… for those that plan ahead.
Any seasoned traveller knows summer plans are made in spring. Whether that’s booking flights early, locking in pet sitters, or scoring the best international travel deals – when it comes to holidays, planning really pays off.
Lucky for you, we’re planners too. Here’s our best holiday hacks to get you going stress-free this summer.
Get passport & visa ready
Getting or renewing your passport right now can be described in one word – chaotic. We’re seeing people waiting months instead of weeks to receive passports, throwing costly bookings into jeopardy. Not getting your passport approved will see your holiday ruined before you even get onto the plane.
Our advice? Allow a minimum of six weeks to get a new or renewed passport.
While you’re at it, consider what visas you’ll need while you’re abroad. Visalink could be a good place to get started.
Put your pooch up for a few days
Lockdown pets were all the rage, but now we’re heading out again and sadly your pug can’t always come.
The good news is, while you’re unwinding in a hotel your pet can be too. If you’re staying in Australia, some hotels and rentals do accept your furry friend as guests – some will even pamper your pooch too.
But for more interstate or overseas travel, pet accommodation or a sitter is probably your best bet. And just like normal accommodation, these places book up quickly.
Save more abroad
You’ve saved up, booked the holiday of your dreams, and now you’re at the destination ready to treat yourself. We love that for you. What we don’t love is all the sneaky international fees that can appear every time you tap your card.
More than just currency exchange, some banks and ATMs add in fees for every transaction. That doesn’t sound like the holiday spirit you signed up for.
But our Orange Everyday can perk you up wherever you globetrot with no international transaction fees on online or overseas purchases. Plus, we’ll even rebate up to five cheeky charges on ATM withdrawals each month across Australia and overseas. Other fees and charges may apply. See terms and conditions applying to the offer.
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