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Culture: The different kind of travels

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Derek est maçon, il a 42 ans.


Il va partir à Adélaïde en Australie avec sa famille.
Il est obligé de partir, parce qu'il est au chômage.
Il part pour le travail et espère un avenir meilleur.
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Published on 04/12/2017 - Modified on 06/07/2018
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Ils sont une quarantaine à se relayer 24 heures sur 24 dans ce centre téléphonique. Au bout du fil, des Irlandais, candidats à l'exil. 600 appels par jour.
Declan Clune, Conseiller de Visa First
Bonjour Visa First. Que puis-je pour vous ? Vous cherchez à partir pour l'Australie, c'est ça ?
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Australie, Nouvelle-Zélande, Canada : les trois pays qui embauchent aujourd'hui. Depuis la crise, les demandes de visa s'entassent. Dans ce call center, elles ont été multipliées par 5 en 2 ans. Et ce sont surtout les maçons et les plombiers irlandais qui ont la cote.
Declan Clune, Conseiller de Visa First
L'Australie a besoin de ce genre de personnes. Et on les aide à saisir cette opportunité, à émigrer et à prendre ces emplois.
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Visa, logement, école. Ici, on s'occupe de tout. Derek est dans la dernière ligne droite avant l'Australie. Dans quelques semaines, ce maçon de 42 ans au chômage va s'envoler avec sa famille pour Adélaïde.
Derek Hogan, maçon
Désolé de dire au revoir à l'Irlande, mais on est obligés. Partir pour un avenir meilleur. Comme beaucoup d'autres.
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Comme d'autres. C'est-à-dire comme les 60 000 Irlandais qui ont quitté le pays en 2010 pour fuir le chômage. Avec un taux de 14 %, il a presque triplé en 3 ans. Même les agences locales pour l'emploi invitent à partir à l'étranger et surtout à ne pas revenir. Un choix politique assumé, estiment certains économistes.
Voice-over There are about forty people taking shifts 24 hours a day in this call centre. On the line are Irish people who wish to go and live abroad. 600 calls a day.Declan Clune, Adviser for Visa First Hello, Visa First. How can I help you? You're trying to leave for Australia, right?Voice-over Australia, New Zealand, Canada: the three countries hiring nowadays. Since the economic crisis, visa applications have been piling up. In this call centre, they have been multiplied by 5 in 2 years. And Irish builders and plumbers are particularly popular.Declan Clune, Adviser for Visa First Australia needs this kind of people. And we help them seize this opportunity, emigrate and take these jobs.Voice-over Visa, housing, school. Here, we take care of everything. Derek is on the last lap before Australia. In a few weeks, this 42-year-old unemployed builder will fly to Adelaide with his family.Derek Hogan, builder Sorry to say goodbye to Ireland, but we have to. Leave for a better future. Like many others.Voice-over Like others. That is to say like the 60,000 Irish people who left the country in 2010 to escape unemployment. With a 14% rate, it has almost tripled in 3 years. Even local job centres recommend that people go abroad and especially not to come back. A deliberate political choice, according to some economists.

Culture(s) / The different kinds of travel

The different kinds of travelIn your country, in your culture, do you only go on trips for the holidays? Do you also go on a honeymoon trip? Do you have to make a long journey to find adequate medical care? Do you only go on leisure trips, or do you also go on study trips like with the Erasmus exchange programme, on professional trips, on business trips? Can you leave for a humanitarian mission during your time off? In your country, in your culture, are there "gens du voyage"? Travelling means crossing a long distance from one point to another. You can travel on horseback, on foot, by bus, by car, by train, by boat, by plane. People travel by day, or by night, with or without money. You can travel alone, with your family, in a group. The destination is close or far away: in the neighbouring province or on the other side of the world. People travel for fun, to learn, to study, to look for wisdom. Economic and professional reasons are also opportunities to travel: negotiating professional business, prospecting for trade, being transferred by your employer, getting a job in a more prosperous region. Sometimes you have to make a long trip to find a job, and sometimes you do for medical, political, or military reasons. In France, in Belgium, in Switzerland, the development of high-speed trains as well as of low-cost flights has changed workers' habits. In the same day, sales representatives can make the round trip between their workplace and the place where they're prospecting for new clients 600 kilometres away. Similarly, people in the middle and upper classes can go on an extended weekend more than 800 kilometres from home to visit a cultural city, or to rest while admiring a landscape that has a holiday atmosphere to it. A honeymoon is the traditional trip taken by newly-weds just after their wedding: 92% of newly-weds go on honeymoon (BVA survey for the Paris Wedding Show, 2009). In France, you sometimes have to travel long distances to be treated in a hospital, in regions with low population density. It is possible to travel 150 to 200 kilometres in order to be cured of a serious illness. Travelling can answer professional obligations: economic globalisation has strongly increased the amount of business trips. In France, teachers are recruited after passing a competitive exam, and are posted to a school according to how good their results are. As long as they are not tenured, they can be transferred anywhere in France. Lastly, people in small rural or urban economic areas sometimes need to move closer to larger cities in order to find a job. The "gens du voyage" is a set expression to name people who are economically active but do not have a fixed place of residence.

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