Travelling On A Budget
YOURLifeChoices understands how travelling on a budget can limit your senior travel options but thanks to some clever insider knowledge, we can help you get further on your Age Pension.
Find out how you can maximise your seniors card travel concessions, what you can do around Australia for little or no cost and how you can enjoy seniors travel for free… well, almost free!
1. Free things to do
Holidaying in Australia can be a strain on your budget so knowing what to do for free in your home or neighbouring state can make travel more affordable. Some of the 101 suggestions you may already know of, but there are a few hidden secrets worth checking out.
2. Get the most from your points
Frequent flyer points are great – if you have enough of them to do anything worthwhile. With most of the major shopping giants now offering an affiliation to a frequent flyer program, you don’t need to fly regularly to rack up points. But how do you make the most of what you have? Ask the experts, that is, those who fly frequently enough to know the ins and outs of all the programs available.
3. Luxury on a budget
Many of us can only dream of travelling on the Orient Express or dining at The Ritz, but luxury travel on a tight budget is achievable. These handy guides point out the best places to stay, eat and visit in cities worldwide, as well as how you can get that taste of luxury for little or free.
4. Save on baggage fees
Possibly the most annoying thing about travelling with a low-cost airline is the baggage fee. Clever packing in a compact case can save you money and make travelling easier without a heavy bag to lug around.
5. Interstate transport concessions
Travelling around Australia is a terrific way to see the best of this great country and thanks to the Nationwide Seniors Transport Concession, accessing public transport at concession fares, and sometimes free, is possible wherever you go. To find out what discounts are offered by each state and territory.
6. Enjoy ‘mates rates’ on Greyhound Australia
Travelling by bus is often the most affordable option for seniors and now it is even more budget friendly. Grab a friend and save 50 per cent off the second ticket.?
7. Get the best deals
Get someone else to do the hard work and negotiate the deals on your behalf. Find the best travel deals on the market, all in one place, making it easy for you to maximise your budget. Package deals are usually offered, but you will find cheap flights and hotel rooms in the mix. You can search by location and type of deal.?
8. Find the cheapest flights
Whether it’s signing up for airline newsletters, booking early or following airlines on social media to get first dibs on the best fares, there are many ways to secure yourself an affordable airfare.
9. Get your accommodation free
Loyalty does pay with many hotel chains offering free nights to those who book frequently. If you don’t want to be tied to one chain or prefer independent hotels, there are websites which offer the same type of deal; book 10 nights, get your next night free.
10. One stop budget travel shop
From $1 camper vans, hotels deals and companions fly free, YOURLifeChoices try to dig out the best deals going around at any given time. So the next time you’re looking to travel interstate, overseas or around the world, see what’s on offer.
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