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Emigrate to Australia: Martin Clunes island hop

03 November 2016 In: Travel

Emigrate to Australia and see the Doc Martin TV star swim with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef; uncover the Abrolhos Islands’ lobsters and shipwreck stories; encounter quokkas on Rottnest and dodge venomous snakes on Carnac Island. Clunes spent months Down Under filming the new TV show that is being broadcast weekly on Australia’s Channel 7 network. “Australia’s islands have it all: exotic creatures, spectacular marine life, and of course the different people who inhabit them,”…

Travel to Australia: departure tax rise

26 October 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia is bound to be impacted by the tax increase and farmers and tourism chiefs have spoken out against the government’s plan. The increase is aimed at helping balance losses from the new 19 per cent backpackers tax from the first dollar earned, rather than the previously announced 32.5 per cent. “$60 is a big deal, it’s a couple of days’ car hire, a couple of days’ accommodation,” Tourism and Transport Forum boss…

Jobs in Australia: working holiday opportunities

25 October 2016 In: Travel

Jobs in Australia is the key message as Aussie officials launch a new campaign in Britain and across Europe to boost the number of young people taking working holidays in Australia. Trade and Tourism Minister Steve Ciobo was in London this week as part of a $10 million Tourism Australia campaign to promote Australia as a safe and fun place to work and visit. The Aussie campaign is rolling out in UK, Ireland, France, Germany…

Emigrate to Australia: Brisbane wins ‘Best Airport’

21 October 2016 In: Travel

Emigrate to Australia where Brisbane Airport won the award for being to the top landing destination across the entire region. The World Travel Awards, announced at a gala event in Vietnam aims to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel tourism and hospitality industry, are recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. It is the most prestigious, comprehensive and…

Travel to Australia: world’s top hotel

20 October 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia and experience the COMO Treasury hotel in Perth, the only Australian hotel to make the Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards top 50 list. The hotel is part of a $580 million dollar redevelopment of the Cathedral Avenue precinct and occupies the top three floors of three historic buildings. Wildflower, COMO’s top floor, glassed-in rooftop restaurant offers more than just an impressive experience, according to Conde Nast. “When you taste the kangaroo,…

Travel to Australia: Aussies ban Galaxy Note 7

16 October 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia but not with a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device Aussie airline chiefs say. “This is due to concerns regarding potential fire risk from the device’s battery after a number of incidents worldwide and follows a ban put in place by regulators overseas,” Qantas says. “The ban applies to devices being carried onto the aircraft, in carry-on baggage as well as check-in luggage. Other Samsung devices are not affected.” Qantas and Jetstar customers…

Travel to Australia: Beijing to Sydney flights

15 October 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia via Sydney Airport where Kerrie Mather, Sydney Airport Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming Qantas’ new service from Beijing to Sydney in January, which will deliver an additional 171,000 seats a year on the route. “The new Qantas service is expected to further boost tourism to Sydney by providing additional capacity to cater to strong demand from Chinese visitors, particularly during the popular Lunar New Year…

Emigrate to Australia: 50 new airport jobs

14 October 2016 In: Travel

Emigrate to Australia where Tigerair will create over 50 additional jobs in Brisbane. Tigerair Australia has launched two new routes between Brisbane and Perth and between Brisbane and Whitsunday Coast. Tigerair will operate the only low cost services between Brisbane and Perth with a standard schedule of four weekly return services, increasing up to six times weekly in peak periods such as school holidays. Four weekly return services between Brisbane and the Whitsunday Coast will…

Travel to Australia boost for backpackers

13 October 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia on a 417 or 462 visa has been made easier with the raising of age limits and an increase in working time limits. Changes come in a bid to boost the number of visitors, backpackers and working holiday makers that choose Australia as their preferred destination. The age of eligibility is to rise from 30 to 35 and visa-holders can now work for the same employer for 12 months, but no more…

Travel to Australia: Sydney Lost Property

03 October 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia where Sydney Airport is to stage its annual Lost Property Auction for charity on Tuesday 11 October. Local charities including Conservation Volunteers Australia, The Clontarf Foundation, The Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation and Lifeline Australia will share the proceeds of the online auction featuring everything from electronics to jewellery. “With more than 40 million passengers a year, many items are left behind at Sydney Airport when people travel to Australia. Thankfully, many people…

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