Jason Mesnick Joins Down Under Answers Travel Experts

Kirkland resident and star of  TV’s “Bachelor”-Turned-Newlywed and Travel Ambassador Offers His Take on the Wonders of Traveling to Australia, New Zealand and Africa

Australia and New Zealand vacation wholesale specialist Down Under Answers (http://www.duatravel.com) or DUA is excited to introduce the newest member of their travel team, Jason Mesnick—a name known to millions as ’The Bachelor.’

In his position as business development manager, Mesnick will share his passion for Australia, New Zealand and Africa, with a focus on travel for all ages, budgets and adventure levels. Highlights include wildlife-, nature- and outdoor-based activities, such as four-wheel driving, surfing, canoeing, biking, hiking, diving, sailing, rafting and camping, exposing Mesnick’s taste for adventure and getting off the beaten track. Many of these itineraries can be found in DUA’s ‘Active OzNZ’ portfolio. (http://duatravel.com/activeoznz/)

“Jason’s enthusiasm about life and traveling coupled with his extensive on-camera experience make him an invaluable addition to Down Under Answers and our newest sister company–Africa Answers. I’m thrilled to welcome him, and am convinced he will inspire others to visit the South Pacific and Africa after sharing his incredible vacation experiences,” says DUA founder and president Kirk Demeter.

As an ambassador of DUA and Africa Answers, Jason will travel the country educating trade partners and inspiring others to visit Africa, Australia and New Zealand, showing them how to have the time of their lives on any budget and even exploring how to get jobs overseas. He will also be helping couples looking for an unforgettable honeymoon by sharing romance-on-a-budget tips.

Jason will be online for an hour most weekdays at noon discussing travel-related topics on a new blog called jasonsjobblog.com (http://www.jasonsjobblog.com). He will blog his must-visit locales, controversial travel issues, vacation video tips and details about his upcoming destinations.

Although Jason has always been passionate about travel, he became a household name when he embarked on a different kind of journey: reality television. A thwarted suitor on ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette,’ he was subsequently selected as Season 13’s ‘The Bachelor.’ He set primetime abuzz when, some weeks after proposing to Melissa Rycroft, he realized that he was still in love with runner-up Molly Malaney and proclaimed his change of heart on national television. This story has a happy ending: Molly gave him another chance, and he proposed to Molly during a New Zealand vacation planned through Down Under Answers.

“Molly and I had such an amazing time in New Zealand that we asked Down Under Answers’ sister company, Africa Answers, to plan our honeymoon in South Africa,” Mesnick said. “I believe the only regrets we have in life are the things we don’t do. I want to let people who aspire to take an African or South Pacific vacation know why they shouldn’t put off their dream trip.”

Founded in 1992, Seattle-based Down Under Answers is the industry leader in travel to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, the Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Dubai and Africa. Repeatedly voted Best Travel Wholesaler by Tourism New Zealand and Tourism Australia specialists, the company employs seasoned Destination Specialists to customize tours—ranging from unique, hands-on holidays to more traditional itineraries—for groups of virtually any size. For further information email info@duatravel.com, or call (800) 889-1464.