Destinations

Where you can travel for just $46 a day

We know everyone loves a European summer (or winter), but new data shows that destinations in South East Asia are the best value for Aussie travellers.

While most travellers often look for the cheapest flights when booking a trip away, most forget to factor local costs of accommodation, food and transportation that can turn a cheap-value holiday skyrocketing into a budget-breaking nightmare.

Imagine scoring a cheap flight to Singapore only to find out you need around $300 a day to survive there.

Luckily, skyscanner.com.au did some research for all you budget-breakers out there – comparing prices for flights as well as the average daily costs you will encounter (like, you know, food) while on holiday.

Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 2.44.08 PM

Kuala Lumpur was revealed as the most budget-friendly destination for Aussies this year, with a five-day trip, including flights and common amenities (food, accommodation and travel) costing a little over $800. Repeat, including flights.

Phuket and Bangkok are also amongst the top dollar-saving destinations this year, with estimated costs totaling $880 and $1,060 respectively. However, Singapore was found to be the most expensive destination at $2,209 – almost three times the cost of a trip to Kuala Lumpur.

The research shows how important it is to factor in all costs for a holiday – and take advantage of that high Aussie dollar of course.

For example, while Christchurch may be the cheapest to fly to since the average flight fare is $432, the total trip (for 5 days) will cost $1,177 due to expenses estimated at $149 per day.

Similarly, while the average flights to Phuket and Singapore cost a similar amount, the difference between the daily costs in each city is $260 – making Singapore a hell of a lot more expensive to visit than Phuket.

If you’re confused, this useful little graph should clear things up a bit:

Skyscanner_UpsizeYourDollar_Daily

Skycanner’s data also found that return flights to popular holiday destinations are 15 per cent cheaper than last year! That means Aussies visiting these destinations can save an average of $134 – that’s nine plates of smashed avo on toast (or a deposit on a two bedroom).

$134 also adds up to 55 cups of coffee – but only in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, home of the cheapest cappuccino. So if you’re a coffee enthusiast Vietnam is perfect if you don’t want to break the bank.

Emily Callahan, Principal Growth Manager at Skyscanner Australia & New Zealand, said that Aussie travellers can save a bundle compared to 2016 – but should think about more than just the flights.

“While Aussies should take advantage of these lower fares, we recommend factoring the costs of common holiday expenses when deciding which destination to visit to avoid any nasty surprises.

“With this research, value-conscious travellers can get the best deals possible and identify destinations to visit to upsize their dollar,” she said.

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Tourism

Travel conversations are booming on Twitter. Here’s how brands can capitalise

We’ve delivered plenty of bang for your buck here with some valuable research findings and a few useful travel marketing tips, courtesy of Twitter.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Tahiti to reopen to international tourists from May

Here’s hoping the Australian government has French Polynesia included in its travel bubble plans.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Two-way trans-Tasman bubble gives NCL chief hope of Aussie cruise restart

by Huntley Mitchell

Travel Weekly’s editor enjoyed an extra-special breakfast yesterday morning, having been treated to a virtual update from Norwegian Cruise Line’s boss while eating his eggs on toast.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

WTTC report reveals tourism suffered loss of almost $5.9 trillion in 2020 due to COVID-19

This report confirms what we already know (tourism had a very bad year in 2020), but it also reveals how quickly the industry will rebound, under the right circumstances.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Rex to launch Sydney-Canberra flights this month

Regional Express certainly doesn’t seem to be intimidated by the flying kangaroo’s domestic market dominance, judging by this move.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Tourism New Zealand appoints new CEO

As this latest major announcement proves, it really has been a big week for Tourism New Zealand.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Quarantine cowboy: Aussie traveller transforms hotel room into scene from the Wild West

An Aussie art director has made international headlines after fashioning himself a cowboy costume using food packaging while undergoing hotel quarantine.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

WATCH: Zac Efron cops rake attack while filming travel doco

The High School Musical star and general heartthrob experienced the mishap while filming an episode of his Netflix series.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

AFTA welcomes $1m support package for Tasmanian travel agents

Tasmanian agents, rejoice! Premier Peter Gutwein has put his superhero cape on and flown to the rescue.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Iconic French actress redecorates Hotel Lutetia’s Parisienne suite

Paris’ Hotel Lutetia has recruited French actress Isabelle Huppert to redecorate one of its signature suites.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Aussies could be travelling quarantine-free to Singapore, Japan and Fiji as soon as August

Quarantine-free travel may soon be allowed to select Asian and Pacific countries as soon as August, so tell your clients to start mood-boarding their long-awaited getaways.

Share

CommentComments

Road & Rail

Train carrying tourists crashes in Taiwan, killing at least 51 people

The express train hit a runaway construction vehicle in Taiwan and is the country’s worst rail accident in 70 years.

Share

CommentComments