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Permanent migration to Australia? Yes, but read on…

The Federal Government has opened a gateway for foreigners with basic farm or hospitality skills to move permanently to Australia on a work visa. Key points: New local migration deals [...] read more...

WHM increases for Spain, Peru and Israel

Working Holiday Maker cap increases for Spain, Peru and Israel Ole, ole, and mazel tov! This year is starting off with a bang for the backpacker sector, with the announcement [...] read more...

Latest backpacker stats revealed

The latest IVS (International Visitor Survey) have been released by Tourism Australia. The backpacker sector has been analysed and looks like this. Arrivals in September quarter: Down 5.5% to 2017 [...] read more...

Don’t let snakes and spiders put you off

Australia’s fauna seems to have a fearsome reputation in other parts of the world, and with our recent spate of shark attacks maybe we shouldn’t be surprised. But it was [...] read more...

Au Pairs given short change by Fair Work

A recent ruling by Fair Work will likely result in au pairs moving to the miscellaneous award. This decision is threatening the future of the au pair industry, and the [...] read more...

BYTAP banging the drum for the backpacker industry

The Backpacker Youth Tourism Advisory Panel (BYTAP) got together recently to strategise about how to best support efforts to increase backpacker visitation to Australia. BYTAP is an industry body that [...] read more...

ATV gets active in Victoria

Adventure Tourism Victoria (ATV) has been recently created due to the gap in representation for youth focused organisations at Government level. In recent years Victoria has not had an industry [...] read more...

Has Sydney lost its soul?

Sydney is a city that has „lost its soul”, „ruined” by over-development, expensive real estate, and poker machines.That’s according to Sydneysiders responding to academic Rohan Miller’s recent description of the [...] read more...