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China as Australia’s tourism partner

China as Australia’s tourism partner

Identified as Australia’s second largest tourism market, China continues to become a valuable tourism partner, funneling thousands of tourists Down Under every year. In 1999, both countries agreed on the Approved Destination Status (ADS) scheme, a bilateral agreement that lets Australia promote the country as a leisure travel destination to groups of Chinese tourists. The [...]

Fast facts about Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Fast facts about Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Counterpart to the man-built wonder Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s natural wonders known throughout the world. It became a finalist to the New7Wonders of Nature poll organised by Swiss-based New7Wonders Foundation. Although it did not make it to the top seven, missing the cut did not reduce its naturally [...]

Australian travel for the elderly

Australian travel for the elderly

Travel to Australia is a rewarding experience for anyone, but for the elderly, there may be extra challenges. Deciding where to travel is not the only consideration; travel budget and being informed of services available at your destination and possible extra requirements for older travelers are important in order to adapt such travel to their [...]

Key factors in handling your transportation concerns in Australia

Key factors in handling your transportation concerns in Australia

The process of moving to Australia can be daunting, since you have to consider many factors, such as finances, employment, government regulations, and many more. Once you have gone past the early challenges of migration, it is time to focus on a factor that is commonly overlooked: transportation. Public transportation in Australia When you first [...]

Best cities to visit for 2013

Best cities to visit for 2013

If you have a love of world travel, setting an itinerary is not an easy thing to do. You have to consider your budget, prime destinations, insurance, and visa processing. You can, at least, diminish the burden by gathering ideas about the best places you can visit. The contenders of TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards 2013 [...]

2013 visitor visa statistics now available for tourists

2013 visitor visa statistics now available for tourists

Australia is performing solidly in the global tourism scale, based on the new statistics gathered by the country’s Immigration department. In the 2013 financial year, there is a 12% spike on the rate of Australian visitor visa holders, equivalent to over 247,000 international tourists. At such rate, tourism and economic experts believe that Australia’s travel [...]

Moving to Australia: Gateway to a good life

Moving to Australia: Gateway to a good life

If it is not convincing enough to say that Australia promises a good life to moving or settling foreigners, then two facts can definitely get the point through: first, Australia has evaded the effects of the global economic downturn in 2008; second, it was dubbed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as [...]

Tips for an enjoyable Australian vacation on a budget

Tips for an enjoyable Australian vacation on a budget

Travelling to Australia does not have to be a strain to your budget. The beautiful, natural locations in the country can be explored even though you are on a tight budget. All it takes is a little touch of creativity and you are good to go. Listed below are some essentials that can help you [...]

4 upsides to living Down Under

4 upsides to living Down Under

The ‘island continent’ is far more than just a large landmass way down south. It has been cultivated through millennial by wet and dry climates. Although Australia is one-third arid, getting to the country in its real essence—that is, experiencing the Aussies’ ways of living, governing, and working—can result in knowing a historically and culturally [...]

Land Down Under: Top Australian destinations to see

Land Down Under: Top Australian destinations to see

Australia is full of exotic and wonderful places to visit. When it comes to wildlife and natural habitats, Australia is often included in an average traveller’s to-go list. If you want to discover what Australia has to offer, a migration company like National Visas can give you a couple of tips. Aside from that, National [...]

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Study in Australia: 10 Basic Steps You Should Know

Australia, one of the top five best countries to study in the world, offers sought-after quality education on top of exciting cultural diversity. Proof of delivery on this promise is the fact that five Australian universities have made it to the top 100 of the 400-plus higher education institutions worldwide ranked by Times Higher Education [...]