If that’s the kind of trip you want, these are the five exciting overseas destinations you should consider.
Skyscanner’s Australia Travel Trends 2020 report has found the emerging destinations where year-on-year fare prices have dropped significantly, making them excellent spots for budget-conscious travellers.
And they’re brilliant alternatives to more popular holiday destinations, so you can have a similar experience for less money.
SWAP BALI FOR VANUATU
Bali will always be one of our favourites, but if you’re looking for a beach holiday destination that’s a little different, less crowded, and a bargain-hunter’s dream, you can’t beat Vanuatu.
Skyscanner said VANUATU’S Port Vila’s fares dropped 13 per cent this year, which makes it the most cost-effective option for holidays in 2020.
The average flight price at the moment is $750, which was likely driven by Air Vanuatu’s new non-stop Melbourne-Port Vila flights and good sales from Virgin Australia.
It’s also closer to Australia than Bali – Port Vila is less than four hours from Sydney and less than three hours from Brisbane.
Highlights: Scuba diving in colourful coral reefs, swimming in the Blue Lagoon, hiking up the (frequently active) Mount Yasur volcano.
Best time to visit: The most affordable times are September and October. Wet season is November to April, which is when it’s less busy. It’s busiest during school holidays and Christmas. Read more.
SOURCE: THE DAILY TELEGRAPH