The Aussie dollar might be at its lowest in six years but, with a little help from helloworld.com.au, savvy Australian travellers looking to travel to Europe in 2016 can offset the dollar’s fall by booking an Early Bird flight deal now.
“Our research shows that for every month you wait to book after the Early Bird sales period, the cost of an airfare to Europe climbs 3%,” helloworld.com.au CEO Jeremy Reitman said.
“Early Bird deals are a great way to lock in incredible savings and stretch your travel dollar even further. The average savings on an economy class ticket during Early Bird ranges from $200-$350. The savings on business class can be up to $980, a savings of up to 15% and typically do not carry seasonal restrictions meaning significant savings on peak time travel. “
“While the love of the United Kingdom for Aussie travellers continues to be strong with over 550,000 departures in FY14, price-sensitive travellers should consider entering Europe via cities like Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris where the average Early Bird economy ticket price last year was $1,570 vs $1,743 to London, a savings of 10%.”
“Many airlines also sweeten the Early Bird deals and incorporate a wide range of value-adds such as a $50 on board duty free voucher with Etihad Airways, $1 Singapore stopover with Singapore Airlines, free 72hr tourist visa with China Southern or free night accommodation with a selection of other airlines.”
“For travellers seeking the lowest airfares to Europe, our booking data shows that departures in March are the most affordable while peak travel times of April and June are the most expensive due to increased demand around school holidays, Easter and the European summer.”
Historically known as the Early Bird sales period the months of September – November provide travellers a great opportunity to compare competitive offers from the likes of Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways and other leading airlines serving the Australia market.
“This year to help reduce the time spent researching the best Early Bird deal, a common pain-point for travellers, helloworld.com.au has launched a new onsite experience that makes finding the best deal easier than ever before so travellers can focus on the important things like what to pack and sites to see,” Mr Reitman said.
“Travellers who know they are going to travel to Europe in 2016 should be on their toes for a great deal as airlines release their Early Bird fares throughout September and preferred travel dates get swooped up fast.”
For all the very latest Early Bird offers visit www.helloworld.com.au/earlybird .