The Australian dollar is breaking new ground against the US dollar, with highs not seen since 1981. This means International school trips for Australian schools are going to be more economical with more students able to afford overseas travel.
As Aussies can now buy more with their money overseas, they are also going to become more likely to travel abroad to do so. And as the demand for flights rises, airfares will also become cheaper, "Airlines tend to benefit from a strong local currency because it means there will be more travellers on international flights and that tends to reduce jet fuel costs because fuel is priced in US dollars,"
One Australian dollar would buy just 64 cents in February 2008. Ten years ago, one Australian dollar was equal to 55 cents – so it is no wonder people are taking advantage and heading to America.
Right now is the perfect time for Australian Teachers to lead an overseas school trip. Teachers will find it easier getting the numbers for a school tour with increased students interest due to more affordable travel. The Australian dollar is particularly strong against the US so this makes our United States trips a great choice for school groups.
The Australian dollar is high against all currencies, so you don’t need to limit yourself to the United States. Check out more great destinations here to take advantage of the strong economy.< back to the blog
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