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Ralph Jackson

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EUROPE: BUDGET LONG-STAY RENTALS NEAR LOW-COST AIRPORT HUBS. This is the theme of our project 'My Europe Base', sourcing scenic vibrant locations, attractive properties and low rates - and providing information to get travelers familiar with the possibilities (including the bargains), near and far. How to be able to live in the heart of Europe for 1-6 months and ready to take advantage of cheap fares to all corners of the Continent...

Experience in the area

Operator of www.myeuropebase.com website and owner of a pretty apartment house overlooking the Mosel River in Zell, Germany, a local bus ride from Frankfurt-Hahn low-cost airport and major Ryanair hub. Prior to this, I've been working in the travel industry - or just traveling - for the past 35 years. Frequent low-cost flyer: eg Air Asia, Tiger, Ryanair, Easyjet, Air Berlin, AirTran, Virgin, Aeroflot etc. Have travelled overland on most continents, including a lot of cycle touring and long hikes. Founder of Australia's Wayward Bus 1990 and Outbike 2004. A director of Adventure Tours Australia 2006-9 (sold to TUI Travel).

Organizations

Toowoomba Chess Club!

Publications

Lots of company brochures over the years. See myeuropebase.com/media.html for press releases and articles.

Education/Credentials

A couple of years at university before I got the travel bug big time.

Awards and Honors

Australian Tourism Award 1997 for Tour & Transport Operator Major (my biz Wayward Bus), 4 South Australian Tourism Awards 1994-2003

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