Tax hikes put Aussies off certain European destinations

The demand for overseas travel has never been greater in Australia, but that doesn't mean people have unlimited amounts of money to spend.

Although we clearly love to explore the world, Aussies still have to protect their finances by scouring the market for cheap deals on flights and accommodation.

One thing that has irked a lot of tourists is the recent air passenger tax hikes introduced in certain European countries.

The UK, for example, lifted its flight duty by eight per cent earlier this year and this has encouraged a lot of Aussies to head to nations that do not have such excessive rates.

Tourism & Transport Forum Australia spokesman Justin Wastnage recently confirmed that these taxes are changing people's holiday plans.

Aussies can save even more cash by looking for the best exchange rates when purchasing their overseas travel money.

If you can avoid the harsh taxes, Europe is currently a very affordable place to visit, as the euro is weak in comparison to the Aussie dollar.

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