Archive for the ‘Accommodation’ Category

NZ authorities ramp up efforts to stamp out ‘work for bed’ labour

Posted on: January 14th, 2018 by Chris Harrison No Comments

New Zealand backpacker hostels now face big fines if they continue the long held tradition of casually offering travellers beds in exchange for labour (as reported in The Byte – [...] read more...

Cover your assets: a series on insurance

Posted on: January 8th, 2018 by Byron Bunda No Comments

Part one: the basics People in the youth tourism industry are a fun-loving bunch, but if I took a poll as to which aspects of operating a backpacker-related business are [...] read more...

Hostel: the S is for social

Posted on: December 20th, 2017 by Byron Bunda 1 Comment

On warm summer nights, walking past numerous Kings Cross hostels I see backpackers gathered on the pavement out the front. I can hear them chatting in English, French and German [...] read more...

Earning their keep: a glimpse into the backpacker experience

Posted on: December 12th, 2017 by News Media No Comments

Each winter, the Lockyer Valley’s population swells as work-hungry backpackers flock to the ‘salad bowl of Queensland’ to help with the harvests. Between 2000-3000 extra hands are working on the [...] read more...

NEW PRODUCT: Backpacker’s hostel on Capricorn Coast

Posted on: November 22nd, 2017 by Chris Harrison No Comments

One September morning Alicia and Kris Thorpe dropped their eldest daughter off to dancing and by the afternoon were the new owners of Yeppoon’s future backpackers. Twelve months later and [...] read more...