LOS ANGELES, January 19, 2011 – Tourism Australia (TA) today kicks offÂ aÂ month-long Great Aussie Sale, featuring the best value-added and time-sensitive deals and vacation itineraries.
A land of adventure and friendly locals, Australia has ranked No. 1 ten out of 12 years in an annual Harris Poll asking Americans â€œif (they) could vacation in any country in the world outside the U.S., without any worry about cost.â€
The Great Aussie Sale featuring nearly 20 travel partners from Orbitz to Qantas coincides with “The Oprah Winfrey Show: Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventureâ€ airing January 18-21, 2011 and gives Americans the chance to take that dream trip with enticing offers from up to 30 percentÂ off on travel to free flights and hotel nights.
â€œAustralia is front-and-center right now thanks to episodes of â€˜The Oprah Winfrey Showâ€™ airing this week,â€ said Tourism Australia Regional General Manager,Â Daryl Hudson.Â â€œThe Great Aussie Sale lets travelers book their own deals, with specials on airfare, hotels, excursions and more.Â Thereâ€™s nothing like the experiences youâ€™ll have in Australia.â€
Sample deals, available atÂ www.australia.com, include:
- Flight and hotel packages from $1522 withÂ Orbitz
- Fly Qantas to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane from Los Angeles for $449, from Dallas/Fort Worth for $474, and from New York from $549
- Fly free to Western Australia, the Great Barrier Reef or the Outback
- Free hotel nights with Flight Center/Liberty
Australia received good news last week with the announcement that Qantas will begin new direct service to Australia from Dallas operating four times per week between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Sydney via Brisbane, and return direct from Sydney to Dallas/Fort Worth from May 2011.
Qantas also announced additional Los Angeles-New York services, by increasing existing services from six times per week to daily from June 2011.
â€œMore air services offers travelers more options and shows that it is easyÂ to get to Australia with over 80 flights each week between the USA and Australia,â€ Mr. Hudson said.Â â€œThe fact that the new services will fly direct to Brisbane from Dallas/Fort Worth will deliver considerableÂ benefits to the traveler.â€
For more information on the Great Aussie Sale, visitÂ www.australia.com/sale orÂ www.australia.com for anÂ interactive a map of localâ€™s recommendations, suggestions and deals andÂ itineraries featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show: Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure.”
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**Â Prices include fuel surcharges of $160 from the U.S. U.S. and foreign taxes, fees, including September 11th Security Fee, are up to an additional $140 to $210 depending upon itinerary. Valid for departures between 5/1-6/8 or 7/24-9/3/11 from Los Angeles, between 5/16-6/8 or 7/24-9/3/11 from Dallas/Fort Worth, and between 5/1-5/30 or 8/1-8/30/11 from New York. Information and availability as of 17 January 2011, subject to change without notice. No refunds and seats limited. Other restrictions apply. Some services provided by other carriers.