Published on April 8th, 2009 | by john.weir0
Record numbers for launch of migration event
The boom in UK citizens moving to Australia and New Zealand fuelled record attendances at last weekendâ€™s Down Under Live!
Demand for skilled workers in both countries, attracted by better weather, jobs and improved prospects have contributed to a boom in migration. In a recent survey conducted by the website www.getmedownunder.com, 64% of respondents said that lifestyle was the overwhelming factor in choosing a new life abroad. Weather, jobs and the current financial situation in the UK are all concerns, but its the laid back life, with stunning scenery , long days of sunshine and the outdoor life that attracts most emigrants.
More than 40,000 UK citizens are expected to find a new life down under in 2009.
Over the weekend, thousands of visitors packed into Earls Court 2, eager to see top name exhibitors from the world of travel like Royal Brunei Airlines, Â and a host of companies to help the would-be migrant.The Down Under Live! exhibitors offered a complete solution to the migration process, from experts in visa application through banking experts and removals to state government immigration departments.
One of the highlights of the show was the Emigration Seminars, with hundreds packed into hear experts discuss every aspect of the migration Â process, including tips on visa applications, how to avoid paying too much to have your goods shipped overseas and specialist areas such as healthcare and schooling.
John Weir, show director says â€œ We are delighted with the success of our launch event. Our exhibitors had a fantastic show, with both a quality and quantity of visitors pouring through the doors. Weâ€™re confident that this firmly establishes Down Under live! as the number one event for anyone thinking of either travelling or migrating to Australia or New Zealand.
Down Under Live! will visit Cardiff and Birmingham in 2009 and will be back in London and across the UK in 2010 Â