Return of the 10 pound Pom to Australia
Trip Start Jan 30, 2007
632Trip End Dec 31, 2011
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In an offer almost too good to be true, British travellers will soon be
able to fly to Australia for less than the price of a guide book.
In a take on the term [PndStlg]10 Pom, originally coined
to describe British citizens who migrated to Australia after World War
II, the scheme will allow Brits to travel Down Under for just
The move to boost the tourism
industry will see 150 Qantas tickets to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth,
Brisbane or Adelaide available for anyone with a valid Working Holiday
Travellers will be able to return home whenever they wish.
limited tickets will be available from STA Travel outlets across
Britain on August 5 on a first-come, first-served basis. The fare is
available for departures between August 15 and September 30 and
November 1 to 30.
Would-be travellers are being encouraged
to camp out for the tax- inclusive tickets, which are expected to be
snapped up within hours. Those who miss out will be offered special
Qantas return airfares at [PndStlg]679 (NZ$1700).
STA Travel group managing director John Constable said people were looking for good-value holidays in the current climate.
it doesn't come much better than Oz for just a 'tenner'," he said. "The
[PndStlg]10-Pom is an opportunity for Brits to experience all that
Australia has to offer, from working a vineyard in Margaret River to
learning to surf on Bondi Beach."
More than 35,000 young
Brits travel on the working holiday programme each year, Tourism
Australia's UK/Europe general manager Rodney Harrex said. "The original
10-pound Pom assisted passage scheme resulted in a British fascination
with the faraway land of Oz that has endured ever since."