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First the backpacker tax, now working holiday-makers in retreat, but is that so!

Working holiday-maker applications are down by more than 4600 in the wake of the backpacker tax debacle, new figures show. But early indications suggest Tourism Australia’s $10 million tourism, campaign [...] read more...

This Made in Chelsea star is selling Australia to British backpackers

English soap star Lucy Watson (pictured) might be one of the UK’s hottest exports, but when it comes to what she loves about Sydney she’s as down to earth as [...] read more...

British backpacker is strumming up business for the Sunshine Coast

A song by British singer-songwriter Dan Horne has become the theme song of a new Visit Sunshine Coast advertising campaign. Dan, who know calls Alexandra Headland on the Sunny Coast home, wrote [...] read more...

Calls for ‘backpacker au pair’ visa and industry regulation

There have been calls to formalise the so-called “backpacker au pair” role and create a specific visa to ensure safeguards are in place for workers and families. There is a [...] read more...

What is the youth tourism market worth to Australia?

The Byte came across some excellent research from Tourism Australia (TA). Rather than using the International Visitor Survey (IVS), the research broadens the criteria from just a backpacker and, in [...] read more...

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