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Good news for WHV farmworkers

First it was a pipedream. Then it was a definite goer to be announced within weeks. Now the new class of visa for farm workers has been shelved indefinitely. The ag [...] read more...

Death by Instagram and overtourism, Bali, Thailand, Byron Bay

Have you sweltered in long queues with hordes of other tourists or scrambled for a patch of sand at a busy will call back beach? Then you’ve had a taste [...] read more...

September 19th, 2018 No Comments

Aussies and Canadians WHV age increase to 35

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Peter Dutton, Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs, today announced an agreement to expand the age range in [...] read more...

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...

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