If you have to buy tickets from a ticket broker, you can expect to pay more than usual.
Photo: Daniel Munoz/Getty ImagesA new report from the Australia Institute and the Sydney Morning Herald suggests that even for those travelling to Sydney for the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games, it could be worth the price of the ticket to get the most value for money.
The report finds that even with low prices, a trip from Sydney to Brisbane for the Commonwealth games can cost you up to $1.5 million (about AU$1,000).
And that includes all the costs associated with your flight and accommodation.
A number of other major travel routes are more expensive than Sydney for these events.
So when you consider all the money you’ll save on travel, the Sydney trip could be a good value for your money, the report says.
The institute’s CEO, Mark Williams, says that if you have a family or a long-term partner, it’s worth considering the cheapest flight out of Sydney and the cheapest hotel.
“You want to consider how much you’d have to pay for the ticket, the hotel and transport to and from Sydney, and how much money you would save if you could just buy the cheapest ticket from Sydney Airport,” he said.
“And that’s not an easy decision, and that’s what the analysis shows.”
The institute also looked at the cost of the flights and hotels in different countries, which were similar in size and cost.
“We looked at flights in different destinations, like the US and the UK,” Mr Williams said.
“We took into account the cost in dollars, but also in Australian dollars, so the costs of each country’s exchange rate.”
So when you get a hotel price in Sydney, it would be in US dollars, when you’re going to the US you would pay in US Dollars, and when you go to the UK you would be paying in pounds.
“For example, a room in a hotel in the US costs around AU$500 a night, while a room at the UK’s Royal Albert Hall costs AU$700 a night.
While the cost can vary between cities, Mr Williams says that a trip to a different country is generally cheaper than a trip through Sydney.”
It’s not just the cost but the size of the country,” he explained.
Mr Williams said the institute also calculated how much a family would save on the cost, and found that it was close to $10,000 in savings.”
A family of four would save around $3,000 on their trip from Australia to London,” he added.
The savings are especially significant if you can book an affordable flight in advance, which is why Mr Williams recommends you book tickets in advance.
He says this can save you up a further $5,000 over the course of your journey, but if you’ve been booking a long term relationship with an airline, that can add up.
The Australian Institute for Health and Welfare also recommends you check the price before booking a flight.”
Mr Williams says he does not recommend buying tickets through the travel agency booking agent as this can sometimes leave you paying more than you expect.””
There’s some savings if you book a couple of months in advance.”
Mr Williams says he does not recommend buying tickets through the travel agency booking agent as this can sometimes leave you paying more than you expect.
“If you’re booking online or by phone or in person, then I would strongly advise that you do that, as they don’t always have prices that are accurate and reliable,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.
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