The Australian Tourism Minister, Martin Ferguson, has revealed that he was given a fund of $2.3 million, of the tax payers money, to lure Oprah to Australia with an aim to boosting tourism numbers.
Now John Travolta is going to fly 300 audience members, plus Oprah and crew to Australia all paid for by the Aussie people. However, the minister called the deal "a major coup" and believes that their trip will help the economy.
A local paper, the Sydney Daily Telegraph, also reported that the tax payers will be footing their accommodation costs of $1 million for the ten-day trip in December.
The cherry on the cake is that the final part of the show will be filmed at the Sydney Opera House which will be renamed the Sydney Oprah House for the occasion.