Just asking. And here’s the answer: Oprah’s not having to dig into her purse and pick up the tab.
The TV titan revealed on the new season opener of her show this week that she is doling out a free, eight-day trip to Australia to her studio audience.
But she ain’t having to cough up for the excursion. It’s the Australians who will be footing the anticipated $3 million bill.
Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson says that the federal and state New South Wales governments will be financing the escapade.
“This truly represents an amazing opportunity to showcase Australia, the warmth and hospitality of our people and the depth and breadth of everything our country has to offer visitors from around the world,” he said.
“Tourism Australia is finally getting it together. We as a nation will win as a result of this coup,” he added.
“I think it’s money well spent,” Ferguson said.
What do you guys think?