Travel Tips

Long gone are the days when we had to look for an internet café to print off our boarding pass, or wander aimlessly around a city to find the perfect restaurant with the help of a guide book: technology, travel apps and tools have changed the way we travel – and made it easier for us to explore the world.

Whether you are planning a trip around the world or just a quick escape, these are the three must-dos for your next trip that will make your journey easier, memorable and ultra-modern.

#1: Get Mastercard Global Wi-Fi

Internet connection is a must-have for the modern traveller, but sometimes it can be hard to find reliable Wi-Fi, and even harder to get the right passwords! Being connected 24/7 even in remote areas of the world is priceless, and Mastercard Global Wi-Fi will keep you connected with over one million global hotspots, including thousands of premium hotels, hundreds of airports and over 900,000 locations around the globe.

Accessing Mastercard Global Wi-Fi is easy: just load your Cash Passport Platinum with AU$100 and check if you are eligible for Boingo Wi-Fi, it will give you three-months of unlimited international Wi-Fi access for up to four devices – so you can keep in touch and share your escape with everyone – no matter where you are.

Find out all the info on Mastercard Global Wi-Fi here.

#2: Embark on a unique experience

What’s better than travelling to a new destination? Exploring all it has on offer and embracing local culture with extraordinary experiences. From authentic cooking classes to skydiving, VIP lounge access in airports around the world to massages and spa treatments, experiences are a must-do for the modern traveller – and it’s easy to see why.

Experiences allow you to immerse yourself in your destination, discovering local culture, traditional cuisine as well as adrenaline thrills. With Mastercard’s Priceless Cities you will be able to access countless different experiences all over the world – whether you are in New York City or Stockholm, Mexico City or Melbourne.

The list of experiences is seemingly endless, and there really is something for everyone – and for every budget: from cultural experiences like touring the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum in Madrid with a local artist to sipping cocktails on a rooftop bar in London, all the way to seeing the Dodgers play from the best seats at the Los Angeles Stadium, Mastercard Priceless Cities give you the opportunity to make the most of your destination. Find out more about Mastercard Priceless Cities here.

#3: Pamper yourself with something special

On your next holiday, you really should splurge a little and do something special that you wouldn’t do at home. Even if you are on a budget, keep some of that budget aside to treat yourself to a luxurious night in that hotel that you’ve always wanted to try, a deluxe spa treatment, a boutique retreat in a peaceful location or maybe a wine masterclass at an award-winning winery if wine is your thing.

Modern travellers are all about experiencing new things and making the most of the destination they’ve picked: so whether it’s a decadent dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris, or a retreat in the Irish countryside or even a night in a luxury chalet in Switzerland, indulge on your next holiday and pick that something special that will make your holiday an unforgettable one.


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