How to make any Brisbane holiday cheaper

Brisbane is one of Australia’s hottest tourist destinations. But let’s face it – a Brisbane holiday can be anything but cheap. A lot of this has to do with the rising prices of accommodation in our city.

According to Deloitte’s Tourism and Hotel Market Outlook, Australia’s national hotel room revenue raked in a whopping $27 million per night in 2016. That’s $9.8 billion in total. Moreover, this figure is set to increase to $10.2 billion this year – that’s $10.2 billion coming direct from guests like yourself.

While this is great news for Brisbane accommodation providers such as me, it’s not that great for guests such as you. With accommodation prices increasing, there has never been more of a need to look for ways to make a holiday cheaper.

At Bridgewater Terraces, we have always helped guests by offering affordable accommodation for their Brisbane holiday. But there are other ways you can also save money on your holiday. So, continue reading this post as I list some handy tips on how you can make your Brisbane holiday cheaper.

1. Accommodation

One of the easiest ways to make a Brisbane holiday cheaper is by choosing your accommodation wisely. Instead of simply booking the best hotel deal, you should consider alternative forms of accommodation.

This is exactly what our guests at Bridgewater Terraces do – they choose our affordable serviced apartments as their holiday accommodation. Most serviced apartments, including ours at Bridgwater Terraces, are significantly cheaper than hotels, both for short term and long term stays.

But serviced apartments are not the only form of alternative accommodation. You can also consider Airbnb, vacation homes, suites or home exchanges among other options. However, when it comes to the best value for money accommodation, you’ll find it difficult to beat serviced apartments.

2. Food and Dining

Another area where you can save money on your Brisbane holiday is by being smart about your food and dining. Sure, Brisbane boasts some amazing restaurants, cafes and fine dining options. But budget conscious travellers such as yourself should avoid these.

Before you head out for food or a drink, plan your meals. This’ll be lighter on your wallet as well as your stomach. Also, if you choose to stay in serviced apartments then you’ll have a fully-equipped kitchen at your disposal. By cooking your own meals, you’ll save a considerable amount of money, which would otherwise be spent dining out.

3. Transport

Most of our guests at Bridgewater Terraces make use of Brisbane’s public transport system to get around the city. Brisbane boasts a fantastic and efficient transportation network for you to make use of on your Brisbane holiday. And, by using public transport, you’ll save big.

Brisbane has a vast network of trains, trams, buses and ferries which are fast, reliable, efficient and most importantly, cost-effective. Moreover, there are many great walkways and cycling paths that allow you to explore the city on foot.

Moreover, here, at Bridgewater Terraces, we’re located in Kangaroo Point, just metres away from a City Ferry terminal. Therefore, should you choose us for your Brisbane accommodation, public transport is literally a stone’s throw away!

4. Other money saving tips

There are many other ways you can make your Brisbane holiday cheaper. As with food and dining, you can also save big on holiday shopping. Rather than shopping at malls, you can explore the suburban markets such as the Valley Markets and Chinatown. You’ll find exotic goods at these markets, while also availing of a neat bargain.

Also, to get the best deals on airfares and accommodation, be flexible with your travel dates. By avoiding peak season, you’re sure to save big.

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There are several ways you can make your Brisbane holiday cheaper. Firstly, and most importantly, by choosing your accommodation wisely, you’re sure to save big on your holiday dollar. Other money saving tips include eating and dining at the right places, using Brisbane’s public transport system, shopping in suburban markets and being flexible with your travel dates.

And, for affordable accommodation in Brisbane, consider Bridgewater Terraces. We offer spacious and elegant 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments that are packed with countless facilities and amenities. By staying with us, you’ll save enough money to spend on other aspects of your Brisbane holiday.

Get in touch with us to reserve a holiday apartment or make an online booking with us today!

About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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