If those winter blues are casting you mind abroad then Skiddoo may just have the answer for you. Skiddoo.com.au and Malaysia Airlines are running a promotion at the moment that ends on the 2nd September 2016. The offer in a nutshell gives Australian residents a 50% discount on their accommodation when they book a Malaysia Airline flight through the Skiddoo website.
If you feel like a romantic getaway for two without the kids, there are a variety of destinations you can visit that are within the promotion, e.g. Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Manila, Cambodia and London. The travel period that this offer is valid within is from 2nd August to 30th September. In order to adhere to the terms and conditions you must book your return flight with Malaysia Airlines via Skiddoo too, during the period stated above.
To get things started, you may want to check out some cheap flight deals from Malaysia Airlines on skidoo.com.au to see how you can save money on flights as well as receive 50% discount on accommodation. Below is a list of discounted flight deals you can take from Sydney Airport during the deal dates of 2/8/16 – 2/9/16, however, if another airport is closer to you, simply click on the links below and change the departure airport and the website will refresh with deals from your chosen airport.
- Fly Sydney to Kuala Lumpur from: $656 per person (17-26 August)
- Fly Sydney to Manila from: $735 per person (3 August -18 December)
- Fly Sydney to Cambodia from: $755 per person (23-30 August)
- Fly Sydney to London from: $1,560 per person (2 August – 23 December)
Alternatively if the flight deals above do not suit your travel plans then below I have provided a break down of some alternative travel dates that you could consider. All territories’ schools in Australia begin breaking up for end of term 3 holidays around mid September, so unfortunately I can’t select any dates during school holidays that fit within the deal dates. I have chosen the following locations that I would fly to for 7 days with their respective flight deals; London and Cambodia.
Departure Date: 21 August 2016
Return Date: 28 August 2016
Departure City: Sydney
Sydney to Phnom Penh, Cambodia with Malaysia Airlines
When searching for flights you may be more focused on price or travel times, which is something you can select during the search process at the top of the page. However, there was no fastest option with Malaysia Airlines because it was the same as the cheapest as shown below:
Cheapest price per person: $754*
Phnom Penh Hotel Deals
Holidays are always more fun when they are less stressful, therefore rather than simply choosing the cheapest hotel deal possible, I compared the options closest to the city centre with how good the reviews were. To suit more people, I looked at 3, 4 and 5 star hotel options.
Vacation Boutique Hotel – 3 Stars
Distance from city centre: 0.3km
Booking.com Rating: Super 9.0
Price for 7 nights: $274
The Blue Corner Boutique Hotel – 4 Stars
Distance from city centre: 0.6km
Booking.com Rating: Very Good 8.4
Price for 7 nights: $354
Sokha Phnom Penh Residence – 5 Stars
Distance from city centre: 1.7km
Booking.com Rating: Good 7.8
Price for 7 nights: $1,068
Flying Sydney to London with Malaysia Airlines
The cheapest flight to London with Malaysia Airlines on the selected dates were $1,633 return per adult, but this trip has one stop in each direction. The fastest option to fly was only $200 more at $1,842 return per adult, however this trip still has one stop but it did reduce total travel time by 4 hours.
London Hotel Deals
London is an incredibly large city and therefore I chose hotel locations that were close to the city centre to avoid long travel times to and from the busy centre. To suit more people, I looked at 3, 4 and 5 star hotels.
Accommodation London Bridge Hotel – 3 Stars
Distance from city centre: 2.5km
Booking.com Rating: Very Good 8.2
Price for 7 nights: $1,207
Park Plaza Riverbank London – 4 Stars
Distance from city centre: 1.1km
Booking.com Rating: Very Good 8.2
Price for 7 nights: $1,473
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original – 5 Stars
Distance from city centre: 1km
Booking.com Rating: Very Good 9.0
Price for 7 nights: $2,399
Unfortunately airlines make most of their money from travellers during the school holiday times so it is rare that you will find cheap flight deals and travel packages during these periods. However, if you feel like getting away as either a couple or as a group of friends whilst the kids are at school then the current deals from Skiddoo and Malaysia Airlines can provide you with plenty of options as represented above.
* All information was sourced on Monday 8th August 2016 and is accurate at the time of writing this article. All prices may be susceptible to change as stated within the terms and conditions of the skiddoo website.