Backpacker Youth Tourism Advisory Panel (BYTAP) bites backJuly 21st, 2020 | | backpacker
As covered in last month’s The Byte, a reinvigorated Backpacker Youth Tourism Advisory Panel (BYTAP) is currently in overdrive, furiously advocating on behalf of the sector.
With the welcome news that JobKeeper will be extended (under new conditions) from October 2020 into 2021, efforts are now squarely focused on ensuring the longevity of the Working Holiday Maker scheme.
A federal parliamentary inquiry currently underway is assessing the benefits of the scheme, and BYTAP in conjunction with State-based backpacker organisations is busy stressing the benefits in both economic and cultural terms.
BYTAP is also proposing a phased return of Working Holiday Makers to Australia as part of the tourism recovery effort, under a „secure corridor” model (similar to that proposed by universities for returning students.)
Check out their efforts on your behalf at www.bytap.org
Supplied by Silke Kerwick YHA