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Backpackers to get discounted fares

26 January 2009 09:04

Backpackers to get discounted fares

Holidaymakers thinking of going backpacking around Australia and New Zealand could be able to get discounted fares through a special 'Airpass'.

Virgin Blue is to introduce the Airpass in September that will allow backpackers the choice of travelling between 53 routes at discounted rates.

Backpackers who are considering taking up this opportunity are also advised to take out travel insurance to cover them against any loss or damage suffered to belongings.

A recent statement from InsureandGo said that the average backpacker takes with them valuables with a combined cost of £1,097, including the latest gadgets to help them remain in contact with family and friends and to remain entertained.

Stefan Pichler, chief commercial officer of Virgin Blue Airlines, said: "Airpass holders can fly on their choice of 53 routes across Australia and New Zealand, allowing travellers to explore capital cities, regional towns and tourism centres across our Australasian network."

The pass can be bought separately or as part of any international ticket to either country.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18669127-ADNFCR