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Top 10 Aussie dollar holidays: #9: Euro

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Coming in at number nine on Getaway's list of top 10 Aussie dollar holidays are the 22 countries that have adopted the Euro: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and the Vatican City.

To help you get the best from your Aussie dollar, our presenters spread their wings and have come up with a few great suggestions to enjoy your travels without busting the bank. This year the Aussie dollar will buy you almost a full 10 percent more beer at this year's Oktoberfest.

Jules went to Munich's famous beer festival and found that the Australian dollar stacks up very well against the euro. Around 6 million visitors head there each year consuming 5 million litres of liquid gold over the two-week festival.

When travelling every dollar counts. You'll find the best views in Paris are even more affordable with the elevator ride to the very top of the Eiffel Tower this year two Aussie dollars cheaper than last.

So with your extra $2 you can afford to have that extra espresso at the bar in Rome. Or you could put it towards the cooking class is Sicily you've always dreamed of.

So when you tally it all up, each little saving means that you'll be able to travel for longer, see and experience more of Europe than ever.


Twenty-two European countries that have adopted the euro.


Oktoberfest will be on again between September 18 and October 3, 2010.

The lift to the top floor of the Eiffel Tower is around $21 for Adults and $15 for kids.

For further information


Eiffel Tower
Paris 75007
Ph: +45 55 91 11

Travellers should be "in date" for the standard Australia and New Zealand immunisation schedules. Depending on the time of year of travel and exact destination, other health precautions and preventions may be recommended and are best discussed with your doctor. For further information, speak to your doctor or visit or

Top 10 best value places for Australians to visit

  1. US dollar up 20.95 percent
  2. Mexico peso up 20.80 percent
  3. Taiwanese dollar up 17.15 percent
  4. Thai baht up 16.18 percent
  5. Singapore dollar up 14.86 percent
  6. Japanese yen up 13.92 percent
  7. British pound up 12.98 percent
  8. Indonesian rupiah up 11.59 percent
  9. Euro up 9.78 percent
  10. Swiss franc up 9.64 percent

Source: Figures reflect appreciation in the Australian dollar against world currencies over six months to October 2009.

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