Despite what you may have heard, Australia is open for business and ready to welcome you with open arms!
While it’s true the bushfires have severely impacted certain parts of the country, many areas—including most of Australia’s popular tourist spots—are unaffected. Traveling to Australia is the best way to support small businesses and communities down under for the long term.
Here are 3 ways you can help Australia right now and far into the future.
Australia needs our support now more than ever, and the best way to provide long-term benefits to the country is to continue traveling there.
We partner with small, family businesses in Australia who are suffering from mass trip cancellations in the wake of recent media coverage. Many of these are located hundreds of miles from any fire activities. Tourism Australia has compiled a bushfire updates page with the most recent list of which areas have been impacted by fires.
Give us a call at (888) 229-0082 if you have any questions. 3 of our travel consultants have visited Australia within the last few weeks and had spectacular trips without any interruption from fires. We’re continuing to receive daily updates from our local team.
Stay informed and let’s continue to support our friends down under!
Updates from Our Partners in Australia
Ask Us About the Best Areas to Visit
Our travel designers can help you create your ultimate trip to Australia and avoid impacted regions. Client safety is our top priority, and we are receiving daily updates about conditions on the ground. Our team in Australia will provide 24/7 local assistance while you travel.
Don’t Cancel; Postpone
Consider changing your travel dates instead of cancelling outright. Keep in mind that Australian bushfires have always been an annual event, and the affected areas will regenerate. The beaches are still beautiful, the people resilient, and the Aussie sense of humor as strong as ever.
Down Under Endeavours is committed to raising $10,000 for Australian bushfire relief via the American Red Cross. Click here to support relief efforts for bushfire victims and their families.
To help reach our goal, Down Under Endeavours will donate $50 for each Australia trip booked this year.
3. Join Us
For those in Chicago, join us for February fundraising events! Donate in person or simply show your support for Australian bushfire victims.
February 5: Office Fundraising Event
520 W Erie St, Suite 440, Chicago, Illinois
Join us at the Down Under Endeavours office on Wednesday, February 5 for an evening of great food, wine, and camaraderie. A suggested donation of $25 goes directly to the Red Cross.
At this event for clients and friends, Down Under Endeavours will match individual donations (up to $250 each) in the form of a travel credit for future trips to Australia.
February 8-9: Travel & Adventure Show
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois
We will be accepting donations for the Red Cross at our booth at the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show.
February 13: Love to Australia Bushfire Relief Fundraiser
TipsySpace, 1223 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, Illinois
Send your love to Australia by donating, volunteering, or joining fellow expat Australians in Chicago for a fundraising event not to be missed! With live music, a sausage sizzle, Lamingtons, meat raffle, silent auction, Aussie food, and hugs of the Aussie kind.
Down Under Endeavours is the Official Travel Sponsor of this fundraiser organized by the Australians in Chicago Facebook community.