We don’t usually mention prices here on ThisMagnificentLife. We reason you can find pricing on the websites (which we always include) of any destination/hotel/cruise/airline we feature. But, there’s nothing usual about travel right now. The double whammy of the bushfires and COVID-19 aka Coronavirus has left the travel industry near and far, scrambling.
The irony is as the major cruise lines are extending their Australian season for at least 60 days due to repositioning from Asia, the winners could be some of the towns hardest hit by our summer of fires. Eden on NSW’s far South Coast will host 9 different ships between now and Christmas, bringing welcome visitors and dollars.
It’s time to take up Tourism Australia’s call to #holidayherethisyear with #emptyeskys. Why not #stayinthebush? Check out all the state tourism bureaus websites for info and deals.
If you choose to holiday OS, the airline deals are starting to trickle in. Industry experts believe the bargains will get better after Easter.
Here are just some of the deals that have hit our inbox in the last day or two.
Get in quick for some of the lowest fares as this sale has already started.
Dial up the website or download the AirAsia app from now up to 26February 2020 (tomorrow 2400 GMT +8) for travel between 1 March 2020 and 31 October 2020.
Fly one-way from:
Perth to Bali, Lombok or Kuala Lumpur from as little as $89*.
Brisbane to Bangkok for $103*.
Gold Coast to KL for only $80*.
* – Terms and Conditions apply – make sure to read the details On the website.
AirAsia Group Head of Commercial Amanda Woo said, “…Not only are there promo seats on sale, we’ve also ensured there is an extended travel period from March through to the end of October to appeal to a broad range of travellers. We are confident that these incredible deals will be snapped-up quickly so we advise bargain hunters to get in quickly to avoid disappointment.”
Guests who wish to purchase additional add-ons such as pre-booked Santan meals or seat upgrades to the “Quiet Zone” may do so via the My Bookings page in just three simple steps – Enter, Select and Pay.
Princess Cruises have repositioned many of their ships to Australia to make summer 2020 endless. ‘Oceans of Offers’ include Best Value*, a packaged fare that also includes access to the Princess Premier Beverage Package and Wi-Fi for the first 2 guests in the stateroom on selected cruises only. That means that a 13-day Australia and New Zealand cruise on Majestic Princess starts at $2,319 pp twin share* and includes $1,520 of onboard value in the fare.
A two-day Getaway in March, Brisbane to Sydney is priced at $178 per person for an interior state room, while an 11-day Southern Australia Explorer cruise that visits Kangaroo Island starts $1,412 per person. Again Terms and Conditions apply.
Be in London on July 2, for 57 days and 20 ports of scenic cruising to Brisbane. Via Norway, Iceland, New York, the Panama Canal and Easter Island this is a steal with interior cabins starting at $14,238.