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Good for hostels? – NSW government to impose 180-night cap on Airbnb properties in Sydney

The NSW government will impose a 180-day cap on the number of days empty properties can be rented in Sydney, and will give strata corporations the power to ban Airbnb [...] read more...

OPINION: Blazing a trail in tourism

Legalising recreational marijuana could help revive the Northern Territory’s struggling tourism industry. Debbie Turner, marketing manager for Darwin backpackers Youth Shack and Chillis, said legalisation would lead to an influx [...] read more...

Geraldton WA snubbed in joint tourism campaign funded by Tourism WA

The owner of a backpackers’ accommodation is disappointed Geraldton was not included in a recent tourism campaign to attract young people from the UK to visit WA on working holidays. [...] read more...

HOSTEL BYTE: If you receive bookings from Booking.com, but complain about Airbnb – you have a ...

Booking now claims it beats Airbnb with 5M alternative accommodations listings. Booking Holdings has tallied and publicised its alternative accommodations listings for the first time, and claims its biggest brand, [...] read more...

In Australian backpacker hostels, quality is still an extra amenity

In his recent opinion piece “Why backpacker hostels had to change to suit millennials” Ben Groundwater argues that bad hostels had to change. He suggests that in the internet age [...] read more...

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