Archive for the ‘industry’ 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...

Is unfair treatment of WHM beginning to bite?

Posted on: January 9th, 2018 by Chris Harrison No Comments

Key Points for WHM visas to June 2017. In 2016-17: a total of 211,011 Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visas (subclass 417 and subclass 462) were granted, a 1.7 per cent [...] 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...

NEW PRODUCT: Kymera Boards at Fitzroy Island Dive Centre

Posted on: December 20th, 2017 by Chris Harrison No Comments

The Kymera is the most exciting of all the jet boards to ride! The Kymera Board is an Electric Jet Body Board. They are light weight and have a speed [...] read more...

WeChat: China’s tech juggernaut is making waves in Australia

Posted on: December 17th, 2017 by Chris Harrison No Comments

In the middle of last year The Byte introduced readers to this new phenomenon. Now its better known we have sourced and update to see where its headed and what [...] read more...