Aussies keen to book luxury skiing trips

Wednesday 11 January 2012

Although most Aussies that you meet love the summer sunshine, there are a growing number who trade in the baking hot weather in Australia for snow in the US, Japan and Europe each year.

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According to representatives at Skijapan.com, winter sports enthusiasts from down under should look at the best exchange rates on the Japanese yen before booking a trip to the Far East.

The organisation's general manager Marcus Williams told the Australian that Japan has had some serious snowfall in the past few weeks, making it an ideal place to go skiing.

This is in stark contrast to the US, where snow has been thin on the ground this season, but this has not deterred Aussies from booking trips to American ski resorts.

Skimax's general manager of marketing Jenny Klem said this is because the strength of the Aussie dollar against the US version has made it increasingly cost-effective for Australians to take their skis to America.

The same news provider recently reported that a study conducted by the Melbourne Institute showed that more than 50 per cent of Aussies are specifically saving towards a foreign holiday.

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