Aussie holidaymakers 'keen to sniff out bargains'

By Mozo ·

With many households continuing to feel the pinch financially, it is unsurprising that more Aussies are looking for bargain holidays online.

One plus point is that the strength of the dollar means Aussies are more or less guaranteed the best exchange rates seen for years wherever they choose to travel to, but this hasn't stopped people from adopting a cautious approach to booking foreign excursions.

According to bosses at travel firm Zuji Australia, more holidaymakers are looking online in order to compare the cheapest flight and hotel deals.

Indeed, the website's traffic has increased by 300 per cent year-on-year and general manager of the Australian branch of the company James Gaskell said the demand for overseas trips is still very high.

He suggested that by booking hotels and flights together rather than individually, Aussies can save up to 25 per cent on the overall cost of their booking.

"The control is now all in the hands of the consumer," he remarked.

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