The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-10-22T04:08:59Z Aussies Dreaming Of New Zealand 2020-10-22T04:08:59Z aussies-dreaming-of-new-zealand Fresh research released by Australian cashback service Kickback shows Aussies are busting for an overseas holiday. The survey of 500 Australians was conducted in October, with 73% of respondents saying they believe there is pent up demand for international travel after COVID restrictions ease. The figures show travellers are conflicted between a beach escape (24%) or reuniting with family and friends (25%), and that most respondents were dreaming of a trip to New Zealand. Significantly, most (74%) travellers believe the cost of flights and hotels will be higher for the next few years, with respondents more likely to use cashback or coupon sites such as Kickback to save money on their travel bookings. Kickback co-founder David Boyd said the findings were important. "These findings confirm that demand is strong and that the travel industry needs to be prepared to meet it. We just need to get through COVID first and see travel restrictions lifted as soon as possible." he said. Most respondents are keeping faith with travel providers, with many confident that airlines and hotels will be clean to a COVID safe level. And if respondents have points with loyalty points programs they are holding onto them until they can be used for travel. However, the uncertainty of Coronavirus means most are more likely to take out travel insurance. Travellers Kickback and Relax Brothers Andrew and David Boyd launched Kickback.com.au in early 2020. The platform now boasts more than 400 retailers and more than 6500 members. David Boyd said Kickback combines the rewards structure from frequent flyer programs to cashback, which means the more members shop with Kickback, the more cash back they earn. Mr Boyd added Kickback had a tiered system, meaning that the more members use the platform, the further they ‘level up’, unlocking cash bonuses and increased benefits. About the Survey Kickback, ( www.kickback.com.au), a website that helps shoppers earn cash back on their shopping, commissioned a survey of 500 adult Australians. The survey was conducted via Pollfish and Google in October, 2020. Click here to see the full results: Post Covid Travel Survey Sharp Shoppers Crave Cashback 2020-09-29T02:09:20Z sharp-shoppers-crave-cashback Research released by Australia’s newest cashback platform, Kickback, shows more than half of Australians prefer cash to reward points in exchange for their loyalty. The survey of 500 credit card holders was conducted in March, with 61% of respondents saying cashback is their preferred way to be rewarded. Kickback co-founder David Boyd said Coronavirus was driving renewed interest in reward programs, as budget friendly shoppers seek more bang for their buck. He adds that ecommerce spending was growing before COVID and has now exploded. “Ecommerce spending has doubled in the past six months and more retailers are getting online,” he said. Mr Boyd said that while Australian interest in cash back was strong, earning money back on credit cards, debit cards and Buy Now, Pay Later services like AfterPay was rare in this country.  “Kickback is poised to support the growth of the thousands of new online retailers and millions of new shoppers driving the ecommerce trend.”  A Covid Silver Lining Brothers Andrew and David Boyd launched Kickback.com.au just two weeks after COVID was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. David Boyd said the decision to launch took courage but is ultimately paying off with more than 400 merchants since partnering with the service and more than 6,500 members joining to earn cashback. “The Kickback brand name is a bold choice. It instantly tells shoppers that they’ll get something back on top of their shopping.” He said Kickback had a clear point of difference to other rewards services, that is easily understandable to Australian shoppers.  “The more you shop with Kickback, the more cash back you'll earn. We're doing that by bringing the rewards structure from the airline, frequent flyer and hotel loyalty programs to cashback shopping.” Mr Boyd added Kickback had a tiered structure, meaning that the more members use the platform, the further they ‘level up’, unlocking cash bonuses and increased benefits. Kickback is also developing innovative new features never seen before in Australia.   For more information on Australia’s newest cashback platform, visit www.kickback.com.au