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Byron Bunda
Byron Bunda was born in America to an Australian father. Raised in New York, he came to Australia to experience another way of life. Byron enjoys writing on topics related to backpacker hostels and has started a small venture, Backpacker Business Solutions, to help small hostels improve their web presence.

Recent Articles

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 […]

Cover your assets. Part two: Insurance pitfalls, they’re easier to avoid than escape

Everybody makes mistakes. No one is perfect. However, today we’re covering a few common insurance pitfalls and mistakes that can be fatal to a backpacker or youth tourism business. We […]

Cover your assets: a series on insurance

Part one: the basics People in the youth tourism industry are a fun-loving bunch, but if I took a poll as to which aspects of operating a backpacker-related business are […]

Hostel: the S is for social

On warm summer nights, walking past numerous Kings Cross hostels I see backpackers gathered on the pavement out the front. I can hear them chatting in English, French and German […]

American working holiday makers: now is the time

November 22nd, 2017 Comment (2)

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 […]