Last week we sent our January Group Flight'ers off for a 3 day vacation in Fiji before heading on to Sydney or Auckland for their Working Holiday year abroad. Everyone met at LAX for a short meet-and-greet before jetting off on their 11 hour journey to Nadi, Fiji (some participants spotted A-list celebrities while waiting at the airport including Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn, Anna Farris and Kendal Jenner...ok not all A list celebrities). Their stop-over in Fiji includes 3 days and 2 nights on the remote, tropical Sea Spray island, where weather is always around 80 degrees and shoes are optional. While there, they will be able to snorkel, dive, relax on the beach and attend a day trip sailing around the Fijian islands, including the island where the movie Castaway was filmed.
Before the group departed we asked them a few questions about their upcoming adventure:
What are you looking forward to the most?
"Making friends with people from different countries"
"Traveling through a country I've never been to before"
"A new perspective"
"Hiking through New Zealand and visiting the locations where Lord of the Rings was filmed"
"Having family and friends visit"
What are you going to miss the most?
"Family and friends"
"The comforts of home"
"Free WiFi and knowing I have a stable job and place to live"
What are you most nervous about?
"Finding a job and place to live"
Why did you choose to do the group flight?
"One word - FIJI"
"I'm more comfortable embarking on such a big trip with a group of like minded travelers"
"It doesn't mean we have to stay together for the entire trip, but it's great if we can make some friends before we get there"
"Why go alone when you can travel with others?"
We were able to calm some of the participants nerves by reminding them about our resource center and support package once they arrive to Australia or New Zealand. Arrival orientation, tax ID numbers, bank account set-up, resume and job support are all included and available to you for the duration of your trip.
We've heard from the participants since their arrival in Fiji and they are having an amazing time on a beautiful island. Next stop -- Auckland or Sydney!
Best of luck to all of you!
Our next Group Flight departs June 2nd via Fiji.