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Moving to Australia: Virgin named Best Cabin Crew

16 November 2016 In: Travel

Moving to Australia: Virgin Australia’s flagship Business Class experience, The Business, was awarded Best Business Class. It features individual private suites in a one-two-one configuration so that every one has direct aisle access, and menus designed by famous Australian chef, Luke Mangan. On the airline’s Boeing 777 aircraft, The Business also features a Business Class Bar hosted by Virgin Australia Cabin Crew and the largest in-flight entertainment screen flying between Australia and North America. “We…

Travel to Australia: Trump boosts Aussie tourism

14 November 2016 In: Travel

The number of US citizens who carried out plans to travel to Australia increased by almost 18 per cent in the year to September 2016. Around 690,400 Americans arrived in Australia during the year according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. And the rise in travellers has been a two-way journey, with record numbers of Aussies travelling to the USA. September was the biggest month on record for Australians travelling to the US. Latest official…

Emigration to Australia: more border staff strikes?

08 November 2016 In: Travel

Emigration to Australia: Now after staff at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection voted by 82 per cent to reject a new pay deal, the long-running industrial dispute has been referred to a third party in a bid to force a settlement. Australia’s Fair Work Commission is poised to step in and force a final settlement in order to avoid more strikes that have hit visitors, business travellers and migrants arriving Down Under. Workers…

Travel to Australia: working holiday boost

06 November 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia is the aim of many young people and Australia’s biggest market for working holiday makers is the UK. Now the Aussie government and Tourism Australia are seeking to encourage greater numbers of working holiday makers after many were scared off by proposed changes to tax and visa rules. The government has since back-tracked on its’ plans and hopes that changes will generate more young people to visit and work in Australia. “With…

Emigrate to Australia: Canberra City Guide

04 November 2016 In: Travel

Emigrate to Australia where Canberra is situated inland between the cities of Sydney and Melbourne, within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) which is surrounded by New South Wales (NSW). It is picturesque and conveniently nestled alongside Australia’s highest alpine mountains and the South East Coast of New South Wales, which means it’s the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the broader region. Why should I visit Canberra? – Not only is Canberra the national…

Emigrate to Australia: Melbourne visitor guide

04 November 2016 In: Travel

Emigrate to Australia and experience a historical walking tour along the ‘Paris End’ of Collins, Melbourne’s best street, towards the city centre. Enjoy strange, historical, weird but above all interesting stories about the various landmarks that Melbourne has to offer. The many highlights featured on the tour include the Princess Theatre, Parliament, Treasury, Melbourne Town Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral, Theosophy Society, Flinders Street Station, and several laneways and arcades. Location – Parliamentary Gardens Reserve, Melbourne…

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…

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