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Travel Tip: The Benefits of Traveling During an Election Year

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flagThis election year, as in many past election years, is full of uncertainties.

But one thing is fairly certain during national election years around the world.

Folks tend to travel less—and even more so when the race is considered really close.

That means it’s a buyer’s market for smart travelers.

If you combine that with the balance problem between foreign currencies, it’s an even better time to travel.

In the U.S., we’re starting to see a growing number of airfare deals.

These are not just on domestic flights, but on international flights as well.

When the departing and arriving country both happen to have elections, the discounts are even greater.

Consider Australia. Its election has been scheduled for July 2.

The U.S. Dollar is strong against the Australian Dollar. The result? Some of the lowest airfares in years.

Right now, a round trip ticket between Sydney and Los Angeles is being sold for $734 Australian Dollars.

That works out to just $534 U.S. Dollars.

You’ll also find similar deals between the U.S. and Europe.

So, no matter who you’re voting for in November, in an election year, travelers win.

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