Travel card scheme 'makes it easier for Aussies to visit Asia'

A travel card scheme has been extended in order to make it easier for Aussie businesspeople to visit certain countries in Asia.

Small and medium-sized companies can now apply for accreditation under the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) initiative.

This essentially allows Aussies to make numerous short-term trips to participating Asian destinations over a three-year period.

"It saves businesspeople the time and effort involved in applying for individual visas or entry permits each time they wish to travel for business," commented minister for immigration and citizenship Chris Bowen.

The venture is clearly all about making overseas trips more convenient and this is not the only way corporate travellers can make life easier for themselves.

By purchasing a prepaid travel card in advance, frequent fliers can ensure they get the best exchange rates possible.

Multi-currency cards are particularly handy for those who have applied for APEC certification, as they allow you to load numerous types of money on to one piece of plastic, removing the need to constantly change your cash every time you land at a new destination.

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