Archive for the ‘backpacker’ Category

Working in Australia for $3 an hour — life on the working holiday visa

Posted on: November 15th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

There’s a subclass of workers in Australia being paid as little as $3 an hour, but there’s nothing strictly illegal about their situation. Key points The working holiday visa program [...] read more...

THE WINNERS: Adventure Tourism Awards 2019

Posted on: November 15th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

The Adventure Tourism Awards 2019 were held on Thursday at The Island in the Gold Coast. There was a massive turnout from the industry, all dressed up and looking resplendent. [...] read more...

Driving in Tasmania’s tourist high season a bracing affair, locals say

Posted on: October 22nd, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Tasmania‘s natural beauty is a major drawcard for tourists from around the world and many of them, much to the dismay of locals, choose to drive themselves around. Key points [...] read more...

Why backpackers are disappearing from Sydney’s Kings Cross

Posted on: October 21st, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Backpackers are being driven out of their traditional stomping ground of Sydney’s Kings Cross by a perfect storm of high property prices, the „lockout laws” and the rise of Airbnb. [...] read more...

Uluru tourism companies not worried about climb closure

Posted on: October 21st, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Scott McMillan is at Uluru with a coach full of tourists from around the world, who are tucking into an Aussie barbecue that includes kangaroo, lamingtons and free flowing wine [...] read more...