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27 September, 2011 - Peta Daniels Peta Daniels

Australian Travel Saver Tips

As the global economic downturn grows stronger, it makes travelling more difficult, but not impossible. Finding ways to save money on your flights, accommodation, tours, attractions and car rentals will ensure you are left saving more money and enjoying a fun filled holiday of your choice.

Saving on Flights
Comparing flights with webjet.com.au or farecompare.com will ensure you find the lowest airfare prices online for flights all over Australia.

We recommend visiting such websites and comparing the prices yourself rather than booking directly through the airline company.

Saving on Accommodation
Finding discounts on accommodation has become easier over the years as competition grows and more people are looking to save money. We suggest using wotif.com, wego.com.au and lastminute.com.au to compare hotel and motel rates throughout Australia.

Using Wotif's 'Mystery Deal' is a great way to find 5 star accommodation online, although you don't know exactly where you're staying, you?ll usually find a well known hotel at a rate found nowhere else.

Saving on Tours and Attractions
There are plenty of websites offering tours and attractions, and often it is a good idea to spend a bit of time comparing different services. Using a website like godo.com.au allows you to compare categories for a wide range of tours and activities on your holiday.

When you do find a tour or activity that you are interested in, we recommend you Google the company name and read online reviews for that company to ensure you are going to get a good service. Although not all reviews are accurate, it should still give you a good idea of the service you will receive.

Compare Car Rentals
Comparing car rentals online will usually find you the lowest rates, for example using carrentalbuddy.com.au does most of the work for you by comparing Avis, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz and Europcar.

We think comparing our rates online with other car rental companies to help find the lowest prices available is a great idea for saving money. To do so, simply Google car rentals in the location and fill in some free online quotes and start comparing.

Do you have some travel saver tips?
Please post your comments below on how you save money when you're on holidays.