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January 25, 2014 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Old Phuket Hotel - poolAustralia has become the 13th new market for global discount travel brand, lowcostholidays, with the website launching in Australia with a $5 lay-by option, a choice of 160 airlines and 200,000 hotels and followings already from more than 30,000 local Facebook fans.

To mark the debut of the fee-free site – – discounted, seven-night packages to one of the most popular holiday destinations for Australians, Phuket, are being offered from between $885 and $1080 per person, including flights from five capital cities and 4-star accommodation, representing savings of up to 21 per cent. Old Phuket Hotel - deluxe pool view room

Launched in the UK in 2004 and now one of the most popular travel sites in Europe, with more than two million customers a year, offers a special $5 lay-by scheme, allowing Australians to pay a $5 deposit for accommodation-only deals in Australia or overseas, with the balance not required until 28 days before the stay.

lowcostholidays operates in 11 countries in the UK and Europe and was launched in the US last October. A Sydney-based office has opened in the CBD, with a call centre team of experienced travel consultants being developed to help customers book their next holiday.

Old Phuket HotelNewly appointed lowcostholidays Australian Director, Sophie Cann, said she expected 60 per cent of Australian sales to be for international holidays and 40 per cent for domestic getaways, with the site focusing on the best available deals for flight and hotel packages or accommodation only, with properties mostly in the 3-5-star range.

“Capitalising on our advanced technology platform and international team of 400 travel professionals, lowcostholidays offers Australians the highest quality holiday experiences in 45 countries, including Australia, for the lowest possible price,” Ms Cann said. “We know Australians want value-for-money – either at an overseas resort or an interstate hotel – and that’s what lowcostholdays is all about. We negotiate the lowest possible rates with hotels and pass on the savings to our customers. The site is fast and easy to use and we offer free travel and destination advice, flexible booking terms, with low cancellation and amendment charges, and also 24/7 assistance while you are away to ensure your holiday is hassle-free.”

To launch the travel website in Australia, is offering discounted packages to Phuket, with departures valid during Easter and the April school holidays, subject to availability. The packages including return flights from Australia and seven nights’ accommodation with breakfast daily in a deluxe pool-view room at the four-star hotel, The Old Phuket, beside the white sands of Karon Beach. The Old Phuket boasts a traditional Sino-Portuguese style décor, two pools, seven restaurants and three bars.

The Phuket package is on sale until February 28, 2014, and valid for departures from April 16 to June 30, 2014. The package is available:

* From $885 per person, twin-share, from Sydney, flying Jetstar – a saving of 21% off the normal price
* From $925 per person, twin-share, from Perth flying Virgin Australia –  a saving of 20%

* From $1076 per person, twin-share, from Brisbane, flying Malaysia Airlines – a 15% saving
* From $1076 per person, twin-share, from Adelaide, flying Malaysia Airlines – an 18% saving

* From $1080 per person, twin-share, from Melbourne, flying Malaysia Airlines – a 17% saving

The fares include airline taxes and lowcostholidays does not charge additional booking fees apart from standard credit and debit card charges.

For bookings, visit or call lowcostholidays toll-free in Australia on 1800 359 769.

Conditions apply and prices are subject to availability and change.

lowcostholidays will use digital channels and social media to promote the site. For a video sample, visit the website or

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