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Travel and Work in Australia

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Subclass 402 and Subclass 417 lets tertiary educated people travel and work in Australia for up to 12 months. This arrangement would let you supplement the cost of your travels with a temporary or casual employment.

Working Holiday Visa – Subclass 402 is for people from Malaysia, Thailand, Chile, Turkey and the US. Meanwhile, Working Holiday Visa – Subclass 417 is for people from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Republic of Cyprus, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Japan, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Malta, Republic of Korea, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Taiwan and the UK.

Once the Australian visa application is granted, you may enter Australia within 3 months of the visa grant date and stay up to 12 months. You may also leave and reenter Australia as much as you want from the first date of entry and within the validity period. Aside from touring and sight seeing, you can undertake temporary work in Australia or study up to four months.

When it comes to taking on a job, there are certain rules to follow for this Australian visa. Any work you have should be temporary. Periods of employment must be broken up by periods of holiday or travel. For instance, you can work for a company for 6 months. After such time, the same agency can refer you to another business, but you cannot work for the same employer.

In fact, you should not work for longer than 6 months in the same position, in the same location and doing the same work. However, if it cannot be avoided, you need to secure permission to take on work from the same employer for more than the given period.

If your purpose for visiting the country is to work in Australia, then a business visa may be more suitable for you. The Australian working holiday is a visa that lets you have fun and earn money at the same time.

Knowledge About Traveling Off-Peak

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Traveling by both air and car, its so wise to avoid the crowds by traveling during the week, especially from Tuesday through Thursday. An added bonus is that airfares for travel Tuesday through Thursday are usually cheaper.

Mid-morning and late afternoon flights tend to be less crowded, plus you can really avoid commute traffic during this time. Late-night flights (also known as red-eye flights for obvious reasons): can help you avoid traffic but it’s only effective if you can sleep sitting up-right on your plane seat!

Did you know that traveling off-peak means traveling during holidays (not before or after) when airfares are lower and there’s less road traffic?

Most affordable travel deals of the year can be found in the fall. If you find super off-peak dates that fall between major holidays, Book it. Reserve immediately with your discount travel broker or wholesale discount agent!

One great way to save money by traveling off-peak is flying down to the Caribbean during the North American winter months rather than during summer. You might say what’s the point in going to the Caribbean in winter when you’re going there to enjoy the beaches? Ah! remember, there is no such thing as winter in the Caribbean, it stays warm all year long. In fact, it’s not a good idea to fly there during the peak season (i.e., summer months) as this is the period when the hurricanes usually appear.

Traveling off-peak, not only will you get cheaper flights and accommodations, you will also gain a different perspective on travel – especially the added advantage of enjoying your destinations without the large mass of tourists during holidays.

You should subscribe to some online newsletters of discount air travel brokers. By having yourself included in these companies’ mailing list, you can get your hands on off-peak travel promotions faster than those who don’t. So you see, it’s not just the air miles!

And last but not least, reserve your flight early to secure the most advantage from traveling off-peak. A year’s planning will help you reap the reward of the cheapest airfares possible! On the other hand, booking last minute can also have its rewards. If you’re the kind who can leave at an hour’s notice, you could save big with last-minute flights and accommodations. Because, airlines and hotels would prefer to discount their seats and rooms rather than leaving them vacant!