Oprah Winfrey left her talk show audience surprised with an all expenses paid trip to Australia. This announcement came as the celebrity host hosted the premiere of her 25th and final season yesterday. The eight-day trip due to happen in this December will feature two episodes of ‘Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure,’ in places like the Sydney Opera House. Oprah said in a statement that that Australia always featured in her ‘to-visit’ list and she is delighted to share this trip of a lifetime with some of her most loyal viewers
The adventure trip is being carried out in collaboration with airline Qantas and costs to the tune of $3M will be partly financed with funds in the annual tourism budget of Australia. The Australian Tourism minister thinks that it is money well spent as the amount of publicity this will generate for the country cannot be quantified. It remains to been seen if the taxpayers think the same.