ATEC values the Backpacker Youth sectorJune 18th, 2014 | | industry
Given 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.
* 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.