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Post Covid-19 Travel Deals - Buyer beware

There is a glimmer of hope domestic travel might be on the way back. One quick look at ABS travel data suggested more Aussies go over seas for holidays each year than visitors come to Australia. We also spend more on our OS holidays and stay longer, average 22 days compared to typical domestic holidays of 6 days average.

For the Aussie economy, for those of us who can, taking our next years holidays at home could just solve the loss of international tourists.

The one and only Flight Centre, or rather
Ignite Holidays Pty Ltd (“ Flight Centre Exclusives “, “we”, “us”) ABN [86 119 314 377](tel:86 119 314 377),
is keen to go.

Offers include.

It is worthwhile checking out the T&C’s for how this special offer responds to recent concerns if a refund is required. Mostly! It appears all the risk is with the purchaser, unless DFAT issues a travel advisory warning against travel (cl32 per T&C). Likelihood Cairns will become a foreign destination?


Great stuff.


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I’d suggest an appropriate and polite term for anyone prepared to give this a shot would be ‘brave’ :wink:


Yes Minister!


If you are going to take holidays in Australia, why do you need a travel agent at all, never mind Flight Centre (don’t forget they were in trouble before COVID-19 struck)?

Of course there are some advantages in buying a package tour, but it is really not that hard to book flights or a hire car plus accommodation yourself, especially as people are even more internet savvy after the lockdown than they may have been before. And people could use the time remaining to experiment with searches and places they may like to visit within their state since state-wide travel may be the first easing of distance restrictions.