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Is this the end of free healthcare for backpackers?

Calls to end free healthcare for tourists after revelations foreigners’ medical treatments are costing taxpayers $30 MILLION a year. NSW Health Minister wants to crack down on free healthcare for [...] read more...

Adventure Tourism Awards – VOTE NOW!!

Consumer voting for the Adventure Tourism Awards kicked off from Monday 3 September! Interest in the Adventure Tourism Awards has been overwhelming with over 200 businesses across Australia and NZ being [...] read more...

Backpackers harassed, overworked on Aussie farms

THE stories of backpackers being exploited, abused and worked to the bone on Aussie farms simply to score a second year in the country are endless. It’s almost a rite [...] read more...

Mildura, a backpacker’s 88 days nightmare

SCAMS, withheld pay and atrocious working and living conditions have earned one Aussie city a notorious reputation among backpackers looking to extend their visas through farm work. The agricultural hub [...] read more...

Hostelworld feel the heat

Hostelworld Group is the latest European travel company to bemoan the continent’s long, hot summer and its impact on bookings. The company on Tuesday blamed the heat wave as well [...] read more...

Youth Tourism Conference 2018

The Youth Tourism Conference is a dedicated one-day conference solely focused on addressing the challenges and opportunities that effect youth tourism in Australia and New Zealand. Held on the 14th [...] read more...

Immigration swamped with bridging visas

International students, graduates and people on bridging visas are continuing to fuel Australia’s immigration boom. Key points: New figures show a 5 % increase in temporary visas over 2017-18. Almost [...] read more...

Backpacker numbers continue to decline

ABOUT 8000 would-be backpackers were knocked back from travelling and working in Australia last year, new figures show. And the overall number of working holiday-makers has continued to decline, with [...] read more...

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