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

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

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...

Kakadu tourism on the rise

New data shows visitation to Kakadu National Park has reached its highest point in a decade, despite grim outlooks for the Northern Territory‘s tourism sector elsewhere. Meryl Triggs from the [...] read more...

Tasmania’s tourism boom driven by inbound Chinese

A boom in outdoor activities and farm-gate visits is fuelling overseas tourism in Tasmania, with the island state experiencing the biggest growth in visitor numbers of any state and territory, [...] read more...

Tourism Brochure a hit in rural Victoria

A group of young rural Australians aim to get people back to the bush with a family-friendly tourism brochure. Caroline Lee, Hindmarsh Shire Youth Councillor said, “Our aim is to [...] read more...

Labor’s rotten deal for farmers and Working Holiday Makers

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

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...

WA struggles with tourism numbers

More tourists are visiting Western Australia, but despite a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign, the tourism industry is still struggling to get them to stay longer and convince international visitors to spend [...] read more...