Archive for the ‘backpacker’ Category

Working holiday visa changes: Eligible age increases to 35 for some countries

Posted on: February 17th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

An undisclosed number of countries are negotiating with the Australian government on the possibility of increasing the eligible age limit for working holiday visas, after it was announced that a similar [...] read more...

Wake Up! top the Aussies in HOSCARs Awards

Posted on: February 17th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Wake Up! Sydney and Wake Up! Byron Bay have earned top honours at the 2019 hostelword.com HOSCARs Awards. Sydney placed seventh in the Extra-Large Hostel category and Byron Bay finished tenth in [...] read more...

Labor’s rotten deal for farmers and Working Holiday Makers

Posted on: February 4th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Australian farmers and our tourism industry will suffer at the hands of a Shorten Labor government who plan to back an ACTU bid to put new restrictions on working holiday [...] read more...

Have your say on „Beyond Tourism 2020”. Feedback form attached

Posted on: February 4th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

If you have opinions on what the Federal Government’s tourism priorities should be over the next decade, now is your chance to voice them, in the „Beyond Tourism 2020” consultation [...] read more...

Backpacker industry responds to ACTU negativity on WHV

Posted on: January 22nd, 2019 by Mike Barrow 8 Comments

In response to the ACTU attempting to influence the Labour Party regarding the WHV, the backpacker industry has responded in a positive way. Backpacker Operators Association NSW (BOA) and Adventure [...] read more...