READ: Fly Now, Pay Later*: Afterpay Are Here To Enable All Your Travel Plans
Words By: Lucinda Starr
Let’s be honest, no one likes to fork out $1,000+ for flights to LA. No matter how much we want to stroll along Venice Beach or nab that iconic ‘gram along Hollywood Walk of Fame, it’s always an uncomfortable hit to the bank account.
If your holiday budgeting never quite goes to plan, we’ve got just the solution you’ve been waiting for. Meet PLAY, the new travel platform allowing you to use Afterpay to pay off your travel plans over a series of interest-free payments prior to departure. Genius.
So, How Does It Work?
Inspired by Afterpay’s ‘buy now, pay later’ model, PLAY is a travel booking platform that lets you split the costs of travel over multiple payments. They’ve curated a stellar line-up of getaway packages with flights, accomodation and a jam-packed itinerary of activities included.
*But, there’s a slight catch. No, you won’t be able to jet off abroad without paying a cent. PLAY uses a series of flexible payments made weekly or fortnightly over 2 to 12 months to help you pay off the full amount of your trip prior to travel.
Where Can I Jet Off To?
Forget crowded group tours and multi-day cruises you wish you’d never booked. The world is your oyster with PLAY, offering curated travel packages to some of the globe’s most enviable destinations. Chill out with relaxing escapes to the tropical shores of Bali, Thailand and Fiji or immerse yourself in the rich history of China, Cambodia or Japan.
Go off the grid with 7 nights of Hawaiian bliss at the 5 star Queen Kapiolani Hotel on the shores of Waikiki Beach. Did someone say sunset cocktails? Hit reset and nourish your soul with 6 nights at Absolute Health Sanctuary in Koh Samui, Thailand (hello daily yoga, pilates and thai massages).
Up for a bit of a party? Head to Palm Springs for a 5 night Coachella extravaganza, complete with your own entourage of photographers to capture your every move.
Our Must-See Trips
Ready to get booking? Here’s our ultimate wish-list of travel destinations to check out:
Soak up the sunshine from the white sands of Benoa Beach with this 6 night Bali Beachfront Getaway, complete with swim-up pool bars, spas and water sports a plenty.
Hit the slopes in the magical winter wonderland of Hokkaido with the 8 Day Ski Japan Tour.
Surfers, listen up! Try your hand at the most exhilarating surf breaks in Fiji with this 5 night all-inclusive surf trip.