Queensland families face 2012 holiday price hike

Families in Queensland have been warned holidays in September 2012 are likely to cost more than they did this year.

More Aussies may have to take extra care to compare the best travel money offers in order to compensate for the additional cash they will be shelling out on their trips.

The price hike has been predicted because of changes to the school holiday calendar in Queensland. Traditionally, children have had their extended September break at a different time to kids from other states, but this will not be the case next year, the Sunday Mail reports.

With more families looking to head abroad at the same time, travel industry experts have warned places on flights and in hotels will be more limited, which will force prices up.

A recent study by Mozo showed families can make significant savings if they shop around for their travel money and also warned Aussies to be wary of "commission free" currency deals.

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