After a couple of years of being grounded, you – like a lot of people – might be looking to spread your wings in 2023.According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), there were 1,177,430 overseas departures from Australia in November 2022, returning international travel in Australia to pre-pandemic levels.1
If you’re travelling overseas this year, then it’s important to be prepared for any situation, especially if you’re visiting somewhere you’ve never been before. There are many ways you can make your next international holiday memorable and as smooth as possible, and it truly does pay to be prepared.
It can often feel like there are 1000 things to do before you finally get on the plane and remembering everything can be a struggle! To help, we’ve put together a list of things that you’ll want to tick off before you set off.
By ticking these things off your list, you can get on the plane knowing you’ve set yourself up for success!
Even the best-laid plans can go awry. Anyone who’s ever taken public transport or booked accommodation knows how easy it is for a planned-out trip to get delayed or extended because of issues that can arise taking any traveler by surprise. Thankfully, there is usually a solution to any travel-related problem, but it can be difficult to come up with these solutions in the moment!
Some common issues that may arise when you’re travelling include:
One of the most important things you can do is ensure you’ll always have access to your money, especially if something goes wrong. The last thing you want is to be stuck on the other side of the world with no way to get in touch with your bank.
If you’re heading overseas soon, make sure you set up travel notifications. You can do this by notifying us through secure mail or directly in the Qudos Bank mobile banking app. If we know about your overseas transactions, then they’re much less likely to be blocked.
Watch our video on how you can set up travel notifications through the mobile app.
If you’ve found yourself overseas and you’ve lost your card, there are a couple of things you can do:
If you’re planning on becoming a frequent traveler (or you already are one), then you may want to consider signing up for the Visa Platinum Credit Card*. This card gives you a complimentary Qantas Frequent Flyer membership, allowing you to earn 1 Qantas Point on every $1 spent on eligible purchases from $1-$2,500 each calendar month and gives you complimentary international travel insurance via Allianz. It’s a way of building up points to put towards accommodation and flights.
Want to learn more about how you can work towards your next dream holiday? Call Qudos Bank on 1300 747 747.
As the information on this page is of a general nature and has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, before acting on the information, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances.
 Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, November 2022 | Australian Bureau of Statistics (https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/industry/tourism-and-transport/overseas-arrivals-and-departures-australia/nov-2022)
*Qantas Points accrue in accordance with and subject to the Visa Platinum Rewards Program Terms and Conditions (contained in the Credit Card Terms and Conditions). You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply, however, Qudos Bank has arranged to provide Qantas Frequent Flyer membership with the joining fee waived to Qudos Bank members who are not already a Qantas Frequent Flyer member and who apply at qantas.com/joinffqudos. Membership and the earning and redemption of Qantas Points are subject to the terms and conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program available online at qantas.com/terms. This offer is non transferable and not available in conjunction with any other offer. Qantas Frequent Flyer membership and each application is subject to approval by Qantas. Qudos Bank recommends that you seek independent tax advice in respect of the tax consequences (including fringe benefits tax, and goods and services tax and income tax) arising from the use of this product or from participating in the Qantas Frequent Flyer program or from using any of the rewards or other available program facilities. Qudos Bank is the issuer, offeror and administrator of the Qantas Points Banking Products and is a credit provider and credit licensee under National Consumer Credit laws.
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