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Earning their keep: a glimpse into the backpacker experience

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...

TECH BYTE: Why you should fear the ‘digital duopoly’ in 2018

Google and Facebook, the ‘digital duopoly’, account for 84% of global digital media and are growing while the rest are shrinking. That’s bad for society, but a mandatory break-up looks [...] read more...

December 6th, 2017 No Comments

A young backpacker who spoke out on sexual harassment has been sent hate mail

A young backpacker who spoke out about her chilling experiences of sexual harassment as a traveller has been sent hate mail — telling her it’s all part of Aussie farm [...] read more...

Free walking tours, backpackers were first onboard, now mainstream

With European cities touting “Free Walking Tours” for over a decade, travellers – from all demographics – are now familiar, and comfortable with the idea in Australia. Tour operators in [...] read more...

American working holiday makers: now is the time

At the annual BOA NSW meeting in September, Kristy Carstairs explained the challenge Tourism Australia faces when persuading American youth to come to Australia on a working holiday. “Little appreciation [...] read more...

November 22nd, 2017 Comment (2)
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