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The benefits of working while travelling in Australia are being highlighted to 18–30 year olds in the UK in a joint promotion.

Youth travel firm STA Travel,  a WYSE Travel Confederation member, and Tourism Australia have teamed up for the ‘Live by Aussie Rules’ campaign which includes a number of special offers such as flights to Australia for GBP 499.

STA Travel UK product and marketing director Tim Fryer said: “The Working Holiday Visa scheme is a great way for young people to earn as they travel, meaning they’re bolstering their CV, gaining valuable work experience, living as a local while Down Under and getting some extra money to fund their travels.

“Australia remains top of the list for those planning a gap year and we have seen significant growth in the numbers of people interested in the scheme over the last year.”

Other special deals available until April 2 include up to 20% off Australia adventure tours and Working Holiday Visas from GBP 299.

Denise von Wald, Tourism Australia’s regional general manager UK/Northern Europe said: “Last year alone more than 36,000 first time visas were granted, making the UK the number one market for those travelling on a Working Holiday Visa.

STA_LOGO_CORP_CMYK“Our campaign with STA Travel will no doubt encourage even more Brits to head down under, and experience our wonderful cities, beaches, wildlife and forge some lasting memories of our unique island.”

Source: Travel Weekly