ATEC values the Backpacker Youth sector

June 18th, 2014 | | industry

Screen shot 2014-06-18 at 1.19.06 PMGiven the imminent departure of ATEC’s Industry Development Manager and key supporter of backpacker tourism (Jennifer Woodbridge) and the recent arrival of ATEC’s new MD – Peter Shelley, it is timely to ask Peter what his plans are in relation to this sector and its 25% of visitor arrivals to Australia.

Peter replied;
* ATEC values the Backpacker & Youth sector and remains committed to supporting its future growth.

* ATEC believes it is well equipped to continue its support of the Backpacker & Youth sector by assisting in formulating and promoting policy initiatives.

* ATEC’s preference is to focus on issues of policy which can deliver long term change and to transfer the events agenda to other providers.

This reply was made in writing to all BYTAP (Backpacker Youth Tourism Advisory Panel) members and again in person at yesterday’s quarterly meeting.

If you are interested in knowing more please feel free to log onto the panel page on ATEC’s website and call or email your state or category representative.

One Response

  1. Huge thanks go to Jen Woodbridge who has supported and served backpacker and youth tourism with all her experience and enthusiasm for many years. Jen – we’ll miss you at ATEC but are sure we’ll see you again in your independent consulting role.
    A big welcome to Anna Taylor who is re-joining ATEC in a Membership and Policy role and who will support BYTAP in its work. Anna was involved previously and will bring particular focus to influencing the Federal Government’s all important polices on visas