Australians keep five star travel tastes despite fall in dollar

Australians travelling to popular international holiday destinations like Fiji, Malaysia and New Calendonia are still opting to stay at high-end luxury hotels, despite the recent fall in the Australian dollar according to Travel company, Creative Holidays.

"More and more we're seeing Australians opting for five-star, luxury hotels in close to home destinations," said Creative Holiday's managing director, James Gaskell.

Europe is still considered to be an expensive choice said Gaskell with Australians opting for more modest 3-star accommodation in countries like Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain and France.

"Agents have provided feedback that their clients are choosing to spend more on experiences and all that Europe has to offer beyond their choice in accommodation," said Gaskell.

The Australian dollar is currently trading at around US 93 cents, though in recent months it has been trading as low as 86 cents. Australians planning international travel in the year, should think about their travel money options as fees and exchange rates can vary between travel money options like credit cards, prepaid travel cards and debit cards. To see what you'll be charged for using your bank's card overseas try Mozo's fee finder tool to compare overseas ATM and foreign exchange fees.