Aussie travellers spend $200 a day

Prepaid travel cards are an essential tool for the Aussie traveller, who spends in the region of $200 a day when on vacation.

According to Optus, a leading Australian provider of mobile communications technology, the tough economic climate does little to deter holiday spending.

The firm's consumer marketing director Gavin Williams told the Australian Regional Media: "Australians are without a doubt keen voyagers.

"With the research showing the average Australian spending just over $200 per day when travelling."

During a study into the use of frequent flyer points, Optus and Qantas found that the vast majority of Aussies (90 per cent) are keen to use the prepaid travel cards on Australian soil as domestic travel helps them gain a better understanding of their homeland.

However, their enthusiasm for overseas travel is still evident, with 36 per cent putting Europe at the top of their destination list, followed by 25 per cent who would head to Asia and 17 per cent who are spellbound by the Americas.

Recently, tour operator Jetabroad claimed Asian destinations were becoming more popular among travel card customers because they often offer the best exchange rates.

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