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Deals Where Summer Is Winter

04/06/2009 08:04

With the travel industry reeling, it’s not hard to find a vacation bargain. But for American travelers, some of the deepest discounts are Down Under.


A number of factors are making Australia look like a steal this summer. Just as the winter season in Australia is starting, the United States dollar has gained close to 25 percent over the last year against the Australian dollar, to 1.27 Australian dollars, bolstering Americans’ buying power. On top of that, resorts from Uluru to Melbourne are offering discounts of as much 30 percent to lure guests amid the travel slump.


And airfare — one of the biggest expenses of any trip to Australia — has been slashed thanks to new entrants in the trans-Pacific air travel market.


Get the full story at: NewYorkTimes




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