A organisation of masculine British backpackers have been swamped with courtesy after posting a print on amicable media job out for a room to live in. Courtesy: Sunrise/Channel Seven
A LONDON pop-up beach attempt featuring Made in Chelsea star Lucy Watson to captivate British backpackers to Australia has backfired — with no silt and a lifeguard who wasn’t Australian.
Made in Chelsea star and men’s repository cover-girl Lucy Watson assimilated Trade Minister Steve Ciobo during a pop-up beach during Victoria Station in executive London overnight to flog off a $10 million, three-year debate to get a backpackers back.
But a beach was done of concrete, there were no budgie-smugglers and a usually blue was in a few surrounding signs. Security got in on a act since of dangerous looking camera tripods and threatened to close a whole opening down.
Then Australian High Commissioner Alexander Downer arrived.
Clearly he had not been briefed.
He asked if any of a lifesavers were Australian.
The ‘Aussie’ lifeguards were British ring-ins.
The uncover never unequivocally got behind on a road.
Tourism Minister Ciobo attempted to inject some regard into a atmosphere: “On a dark, grey morning in London, we wanted to prominence a splendid blue skies and white beaches of Australia,’’ he said.
Then there was a ethereal matter of a means of a whole show: “We’ve reduced a cost of operative visas and people can stay for adult to dual years to stay and work in a accumulation of places opposite Australia.”
European backpacker numbers have been dropping in new years, and a Government’s now-abandoned skeleton to taxation backpackers during 32.5 cents in a dollar also saw immature backpackers go elsewhere for a operative holiday.
But Mr Ciobo pronounced a Government’s revised 19 cent taxation meant Australian take-home salary for backpackers were “the many rival in a world.’’
Tourism Australia yesterday set adult a pop-up beach during Victoria Station, with cinema of a Great Barrier Reef, a roller lifesaving chair, surfboards, thongs and promotional models dressed in a iconic red and yellow roller lifesaving uniforms.
As good as giving divided giveaway trips to Australia, a graduation directed to remind immature backpackers that Australia was an appealing end for a operative holiday.
Ms Watson, who has some-more than dual million amicable media followers, chatted to commuters and will use her amicable media following to foster Australia as a operative holiday destination.
She told News Corp she had not been on a operative holiday herself as she did not take a opening year between propagandize and starting work, though many of her friends had in Australia.
“I’m fundamentally here to foster to my associate UK residents a operative traveller visa in Australia,’’ she said.
Ms Watson pronounced immature people, including those during university, should cruise travelling to Australia for an extended operative holiday.
She has family in Australia and has visited Sydney, a Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Uluru.
“People need to know about this intrigue … if some-more people knew afterwards really some-more people would make a journey,’’ she said.
As good as staying for longer than many other holiday-makers, backpackers and those on operative holidays also yield work in anniversary industries such as fruit-picking and some tourism ventures.
A arise in backpackers from Asia has not entirely equivalent a dump in numbers from Europe, with a 3 per cent dump available final financial year.