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Coronavirus Travel Advisory

25 March 2020 In: Travel, Jobs, Migration, General

Coronavirus Travel Advisory: Most governments now advise people against all non-essential travel worldwide, including to Australia. COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. Its caused by a type of coronavirus Guidance for British people travelling and living overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office Unprecedented Border Closures The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented international border closures and other restrictions. All countries may restrict travel…

Travel Advice Australia

25 March 2020 In: Travel, Migration

Travel Advice Australia: There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia. The Australian authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. From 2100 (Australia Eastern Daylight Time) on 20 March, all travellers will be stopped from entering Australia except for Australian citizens or permanent residents. British nationals who are permanent residents and are currently outside of Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival…

Travel to Australia: record numbers visit SA

11 December 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia where international visitors spent $970 million in South Australia during the past year, up 19 per cent on the previous year. More people visited SA than any other region of Australia. The Federal Government’s International Visitor Survey results show from September 2015 to September 2016: The Adelaide Hills attracted 8,000 visitors who stayed 91,000 nights in the region. South Australia attracted a record 430,000 international visitors – a 9.6 per cent increase…

Travel to Australia: new deal for Chinese visitors

09 December 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia where the outbound China market is predicated to double to over 200 million travellers annually by 2020. “This agreement will help Australia snare a larger slice of that, creating more Australian jobs and economic growth,” said Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo MP. The Australian Government has already introduced fast-track visa processing for Chinese tourists and confirmed that 10-year multiple entry visas for eligible Chinese visitors will be introduced…

Travel to Australia: Young Brits’ top destination

09 December 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia where the Australian government has announced a package of new measures aimed to increase Australia’s attractiveness as a destination for young working holiday makers. Since 1975, Australia has welcomed British citizens aged 18-30 to work and travel on the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa. The WHM scheme allows British citizens aged 18-30 to work in Australia for up to two years. Currently around 40,000 British citizens travel on a WHM visa each…

Travel to Australia: China tops visitor league

07 December 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia where Chinese visitors spent over $9 billion during their stay Down Under. Visitors from Korea and Japan each spent $1.6 billion in the past 12 months. Australia’s tourism industry is currently growing three times faster than the rest of the Australian economy, with visitors from Asia fuelling the rise. Visitors from China, Korea and Japan now contribute a combined $12.3 billion to the Australian economy. Tourism Minister Steve Ciobo says the government…

Moving to Australia: top Instagram locations

05 December 2016 In: Travel

Moving to Australia: Melbourne is the second most popular place with four locations most favoured by visitors that upload pics to the social media site. Top of the Instagram list is Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach with its stunning blue sea and picture-postcard sunsets. Surfers Paradise Beach in Queensland is 2nd most popular Instagram location in Australia. In third place is Sydney Harbour, the waterfront area previously known as Port Jackson. The world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge…

Emigrate to Australia: Best Beaches Down Under

04 December 2016 In: Travel

Emigrate to Australia where Brad Farmer and Professor Andrew Short spent five months researching Australia’s 11,761 beaches to find the best seaside paradise Down Under. “Beaches are the number one attraction for international visitors to Australia and the pride of every Australian,” said Brad Farmer. “With Australia’s tourism industry growing three times faster than the Australian economy, all beaches play a vital role.” Each beach had to possess “authentic and compelling attributes” along with being…

Emigrating to Australia: farmers support backpackers

22 November 2016 In: Travel

Emigrating to Australia: farmers and their representatives will descend on the Aussie Parliament to demand their concerns are heard after what they say is a lack of interest from parliamentary decision makers to meet with them. Government plans to change the rules relating to working holiday visas and the amount of tax they must pay on earnings have left farmers fuming as the industry relies on backpackers each year to meet acute labour shortages. Tony…

Emigrate to Australia: airport parking charges

18 November 2016 In: Travel

Emigrate to Australia: Parking prices at Canberra Airport are half the cost of airports in Sydney and Melbourne. Canberra is around half the price of Sydney and Melbourne for 24 hours of short-term parking. Prices in Canberra were relatively similar to Darwin, Adelaide and Cairns. Sydney and Melbourne ranked 31st and 33rd respectively out of 336 airports in the 2016 Airport Car Parking Study and prices there were close to 45 per cent less than…

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