Your task is to plan a trip and calculate the costs associated with the travel for a two week, return holiday within Australia.
Step 1: Choose a destination within Australia to travel to and using google maps estimate the distance from your location to your holiday destination via car, bus and plane.
Perth to Adelaide
Step 2: Calculate the costs associated with a return trip with each mode of travel. You may find the following table useful. Note: When hiring a car you will receive the car with a full tank of petrol but you also need to refill the tank before returning the car. Consider how many tanks of petrol you will need to travel both ways and include the costs of petrol in your table,
|Other costs insurance/taxes/baggage/entertainment/food/petrol
Step 3: Compare the time taken via each mode of transport.
Step 4: Discuss which would be the best choice. Compare the total costs, value for money, cost per kilometre, cost per hour and any other considerations you may have when making your choice.
Your task is to calculate the cost per kilometre of travelling to a destination.
Step 1: Consider the following map.
Estimate the distance from Brisbane to Townsville
Step 2: Find the average price of a one-way ticket to fly from Brisbane to Townsville, based on three ticket prices.
Step 3: Calculate the cost per kilometre.
Step 4: Compare the cost of flying from Brisbane to Townsville with the cost of driving, if petrol costs an average of 145 cents per litre and your car's petrol consumption rate is 4 kilometres per litre. Remember to recheck what the distance would be by car.
Step 5: Repeat steps 1 to 4 using a map of your choice.
Your task is to create a budget and itinerary for a European holiday for a group of 4 people.
Create an itinerary to plan your holiday and keep a record of planned activities, suggested format is:
When creating an itinerary remember to take into account time differences for flights and time to get to and from places. Don't include too many activities on a single day and be mindful how you will return to your hotel each day.
Create a budget to estimate the cost of the holiday, to ensure you keep within your means and can make a savings plan prior to the trip. A suggested format is:
|Cost in \$ (Australian)
|Cost in Euro (or local currency)
When creating your budget ensure you include:
Further questions to consider:
calculate the time or costs for a journey from distances estimated from maps