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Here you’ll find top tips for working holidaymakers, our picks for this year’s best tourist destinations, business travel advice & much more



Working and Living Abroad – A Complete Guide

Today the world has become a global village and we are all free to choose where to live, study or work. Although it’s usually a rewarding experience, living abroad might be stressful if you haven’t considered all risks and responsibilities in advance. Make a Research Before you buy a ticket or accept a job offer […]

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Australia is Top Spot for Irish

More and more young Irish people are jetting off to Canada and New Zealand – but Australia still leads the way as the nation’s favourite immigration destination. Migration Index reveals that Dublin, Cork, Tipperary, Donegal and Wexford are the top five “feeder counties” while construction and engineering are the top two industries bringing the Irish […]

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From Madrid to Sydney

A reciprocal work and holiday visa agreement were signed yesterday between Australia and Spain. It will allow 500 young people from both countries to head overseas on a holiday and be allowed to work or study. It will also give them a great opportunity to discover a new culture and exchange experience. It’s slightly different […]

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Overseas Migration will Continue to Increase Until 2016

The Immigration Department in Australia expects that the overseas migration will reach about 250,000 by the end of September and will continue to increase by 2016. This forecast takes into account the number of visa grants as well as data from official sources about the Australian and World economic growth. It also counts the immigration […]

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What You Should Know Before Travelling to Australia

Look at these simple tips and be prepared for the mysterious land Down Under! The sun is stronger in Australia. It’s good to be prepared unless you want to burn out badly. The traffic flow is on the left-hand side of the road but vehicles with the drivers’ controls on either the left or the […]

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200,000 Visitors Arrived in New Zealand Last Month

The number of international tourists travelling to New Zealand reached a new high in July this year. Almost 200,000 visitors arrived in New Zealand last month compared to 183,000 in July 2013. While more people visited New Zealand, fewer Kiwis travelled abroad this year – 233,100 travelled overseas which is 2 % compared to July […]

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First Canadian Entrepreneur Start-up Visas Approved

This is the first visa program of that type in the world and the Canadian Government strongly encourages all provinces to support any young entrepreneurs wanting to set up a business in the country. Foreign entrepreneurs willing to grasp this opportunity need to meet certain criteria: secure significant investment from one of the designated ‘angel’ […]

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A Retrospection of Australian Food

Given that Australia is a multi-cultural society, nobody is surprised how rich and various Australian food is. In the early colonial days, menus included seafood, native vegetables, fruits and nuts. You may have heard of some Australian some native fruit such as lily pillies, rosellas or hibiscus, wild raspberries native currants, quandongs etc. With the […]

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Canadian Immigrants Deemed One of the Most Successful in the World.

This is because the Canadian immigration program is designed to allow all new-comers to settle down smoothly and quickly. The most successful newcomers usually come in Canada through the Skilled Worker and Provincial nominee programs. Both programs assess applicant’s work experience, qualifications, language skills and adaptability, to ensure overseas migrants are successful in the Canadian […]

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5,000 Irish got Australian Permanent Resident Visa in 2013

A report of the Australian Immigration shows a serious increase of the skilled migrant visas granted to Irish skilled people. About 5,000 Irish people became permanent residents in Australia in 2013. This includes approx. 1,650 family members accompanying them Down Under. The largest per cent of these people is qualified accountants, engineers, nurses, electricians, carpenters […]

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