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Oz Top Trip Choice for Gap Year Travellers

With GSCE and A Level results having come out just last week and the economy doing less than favourably, gap year holidays will once again be on the rise among both students and professionals.
Leading travel comparison site Cheapflights.co.uk, has a long history of providing gap year travellers with flights and expert advice for their dream holidays. One of the UK’s most popular gap year holiday destinations, Australia, maintains its popularity among Brits despite the economic downturn. In fact, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there were 5.9 million visitor arrivals during the year ended June 2011, an increase of 3.8 per cent relative to the previous year.
In response to thisgrowing interest, Cheapflights.co.uk has produced The Alternative Kangaroo Trail, designed to help travellers make the most of their time in Oz. Focusing on hot spots off the beaten traveller path, the guide reveals some hidden gems across the west and east coast trails.Find the cities that rival Sydney and Melbourne, and where travellers can experience the most interesting views and local wildlife.
The guide features some light hearted facts; impress the locals by not ordering a Fosters at the bar and memorise rude Aussie place names just for fun. There is a handy map detailing all the main, micro and independent breweries, should you want to taste each region’s speciality brews. As well as the fun stuff, all the important bits about the best time to visit Oz, where to fly from and visas are included too.
Oonagh Shiel, Senior Site Editor for Cheapflights.co.uk, comments “Guide books can often be dry and churn out the same old facts, so we’ve createdour guides online and made them fun, easy to digest and share with friends. We’ll be asking our Facebook fans their opinions on what the next guide should be, so watch this space.”
Australia has long been the choice for the adventurous traveller, combining desert outback, cosmopolitan cities and breath-taking beaches. Whether you go for three weeks or three months, The Alternative Kangaroo Trail will provide you with some top travelling tips.
See the PDF and find information on flights to Australia here – http://www.cheapflights.co.uk/promos/australia/
For further information please contact:
Rooster PR: Kate Eglinton
tel: +44 (0) 20 7953 8781
email: kate.eglinton@rooster.co.uk

About Cheapflights Media

Cheapflights Media is an international media network helping over 11 million visitors a month find top travel deals. Our Cheapflights brand was launched in 1996 and pioneered the online comparison of flight deals for users. Today, users compare a wide range of deals from hundreds of partners including online travel agents, consolidators and airlines to find the very best flight deals. With a mission to be the starting point for travel, Cheapflights works to deliver the industry’s best airfare bargains, expert tips and inspiration. There are currently Cheapflights sites in the U.K., U.S., Canada, Germany, Australia & New Zealand, France, Italy and Spain. For more information, visit www.cheapflights.co.uk. Our newest brand, Momondo, is a leading travel search engine for finding comprehensive worldwide pricing and availability on airfares. Winner of several awards, the site is ideal for users on specific travel schedules. For more information, visit www.momondo.com.
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PDF: http://images.list.cheapflights.co.uk/pdf/PDF-LPUK-ozguide.pdf
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Notes for Editors:
There were 5.9 million visitor arrivals during the year ended Jun 2011, an increase of 3.8 per cent relative to the previous year.
There were 2.8 million visitor arrivals to Australia during the six months to Jun 2011, an increase of 0.8 per cent relative to the same period of the previous year.
There were 390,100 visitor arrivals during Jun 2011, a decrease of 3.8 per cent relative to the same month of the previous year.
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Overseas Arrivals and Departures, 3401.0. ABS data used with permission from the Australian Bureau of Statistics www.abs.gov.au



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