The VIP card is an ideal option for young travellers and backpackers, as not only does it offer discounts on hostels but it also allows its holders to receive money off flights, bus travel, attractions and restaurants. What’s more is that it is valid in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America and South Africa.
Over 1200 hostels across the globe offer discounts on the VIP Card. There is 135 in Australia, 80 in New Zealand and 75 in North America. It is possible to buy one for each region, but you can have the option of combining two or more regions as well. When you receive your VIP card you will be given a list of all the hostels and other services in your destination country that will offer deals.
For anyone travelling around Australia and New Zealand this card could prove to be an invaluable asset to have, and, if you combine it with an ISIC or IYTC card, you could stand to save a substantial amount of money. Also, for anyone travelling around Europe via the Inter-Rail pass, this card will also be of use.
When you apply for a VIP card it will be sent to you by post within 5 working days after your payment has been processed. You can purchase the card for either one or two year durations. The VIP card may not appear to be as beneficial as the ISIC or IYTC card, but there is no age limit on the card, so it does appeal to a wider range of people.