Aussie departures continue to grow

Tuesday 09 October 2012

Article by Mozo

Australians continue to laugh in the face of austerity by heading abroad in their droves.

New figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics have indicated that 689,200 people took a holiday in a foreign land in August.

This was a 0.2 per cent rise on July and is 4.7 per cent higher than the corresponding month in 2011.

Departure numbers have been climbing steadily for a while now, as they increased by 0.5 per cent in June and 0.3 per cent in July.

Despite the impressive figures, Aussies are still having to be careful with their money and so it is important that tourists search for the best deals on prepaid travel cards and overseas travel money.

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With the Aussie dollar struggling at the moment, it is increasingly important to spend a little extra time looking for the best exchange rates before leaving the country.

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