4 tips to set you on the route to travel success
As interstate and overseas travel return to pre-pandemic levels, adventure’s back on the cards. In fact, ING’s latest Sense of Us report reveals 36% of Aussies are saving to travel. So here are some tips to set you on the right route to travel success.
Give international transaction fees a miss
International transaction fees are typically charged you when you make an online or in person transaction in a foreign currency.
If you want your money to go further when shopping or travelling OS, it helps to be smart about the way you pay.
For instance, with an Orange Everyday, you pay no international transactions fees on in store or online overseas purchases and could get up to 5 rebated ATM withdrawals a month – even in the previous month. See terms and conditions applying to the offer.
Set up a digital wallet
You might also consider losing the wallet so you don’t, well, lose your wallet and hard-earned cash on your travels.
Adding your cards to your mobile wallet on your eligible smartphone or smart watch could be an *ahem* smart, safe and widely accepted way to shop overseas.
The earlier you book the better
When it comes to booking travel, prices are mostly affected by demand. The earlier you book usually means the better price you may get and three months out is a good rule of thumb.
Also, stay ahead of price hikes by clearing your web browser cookies when looking for flights online. Some sites track your searches and can increase prices if they see you’re interested.
Make the most of great deals
The travel industry is very competitive, which is good news for you because it means there’s a whole world of deals out there for the taking. You just need to look around.
Simply check out the Visa Offers + Perks page and see what’s discounts are available on accommodation, car hire and more. Terms and conditions apply.
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