Australian travellers are wising up to discounted holiday offers with lesser value and opting for trips which offer value for quality.
Travellers are becoming more aware that the discounted offers usually have strict conditions, limited availability with inconvenient travel times and the worst rooms available at the resorts, according to Australian travel agent Randall Deer from My Holiday Centre.
Mr Deer told news.com.au that while discounted holidays saw a boom in 2011, Aussie holiday makers are more cautious on their returns the second time around.
Travellers are learning that the lowest price on offer does not necessarily equate to a great holiday outcome, Mr Deer said.
Having sold many holidays to Australians this year, Mr Deer suggested when looking for a deals, book with an accredited travel professional where package inclusions are plentiful and price negotiations have already been completed.
Suggestions to heighten your holiday experience and save time and money when organising a package with a travel professional include complimentary transfers, wine, dine and spa credits to use at the resort and local tours.
With this also comes the knowledge and professional service of trained travel professional who can also assist in all the extras of your trip like visas, travel money and destination advice.
"Also knowing in advance what you are paying for takes the risk out of working in local currencies or being taken advantage of once you arrive, Mr Deer concluded.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W