Adventure travel company, Aurora Expeditions, are helping Aussie travellers beat the declining Australian dollar by encouraging them to book a 2016 trip with a special fixed exchange rate offer.
The exclusive offer, which allows passengers to book and deposit on a selection of US dollar-priced expeditions in Australian dollars at a fixed exchange rate of $US0.75 cents, will save passengers up to AU$1,700 off the price of their holiday (based on a current market exchange rate of $US0.68).
“The fluctuating Australian dollar is definitely affecting people’s holiday-buying decisions. People are holding off to see if the dollar will creep back up to highs like we saw back in 2011 and 2012 – something that is very unlikely according to current reports.” said Lisa Bolton, CEO Aurora Expeditions.
“We know that our destinations aren’t cheap, so we’re trying to help travellers tick our amazing destinations, such as Antarctica, Alaska and Ecuador, off their bucket lists with an exclusive fixed exchange rate of $US0.75, a rate that we haven’t seen since mid-last year.”
How does the fixed exchange rate offer work?
- Travellers choose their expedition i.e. ‘Spirit of Antarctica’ voyage in a triple cabin priced at US$8,500 per person.
- They deposit 50% of the trip cost upfront, converted into Australian dollars at the fixed exchange rate of US$0.75. For the ‘Spirit of Antarctica’ this would be US$4,250/0.75 = AU$5,667; a saving of more than AU$600 based on a market exchange rate of $US0.68.
- Whenever they’re ready, travellers pay their outstanding balance at the exchange rate of the day (full payment is due 90 days prior to trip departure).
The special fixed exchange rate offer is available across all of Aurora Expeditions’ US-dollar priced trips to Antarctica, Alaska, Africa, Ecuador and Patagonia for bookings made before 29 February 2016.