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Retiring whale watch operator attributes backpackers to the company’s success

They’ve had a whale of a time but for Brian and Jill Perry, it’s time to sail away into the distance as they say goodbye to their Hervey Bay Whale Watch [...] read more...

Sydney skydive tragedy; an operator’s version of events

With all accidents, especially with those in adventure activities, the mainstream media has a real tendency to look for quick answers. The Byte contacted Russell Brown from Sydney Skydivers for [...] read more...

LYTE BYTE: Mankini-clad backpacker going viral for baring it all at Australian landmarks

A French backpacker travelling across Australia has developed quite the following on social media, thanks to his very revealing swimsuit. In January 2017, Yann Pung arrived in Australia with a [...] read more...

Second year working holiday visas, rural work and the perils for backpackers

In light of the deaths of two young backpackers travelling in Australia last August, the mother of Mia Ayliffe, Rosie Ayliffe (pictured), has launched a website to warn and also [...] read more...

New seasonal worker scheme to place Aussie job seekers on farms

Australian job seekers will soon be asked to fill a clear gap in farm labour, ins no small part caused by the backpacker tax. The Team’s Seasonal Workers Incentives Trial [...] read more...

Australia braces for new tourism boom as flights from Asia surge

Australia is on the brink of its biggest tourism boom since the influx of Japanese tourists in the 1980’s, as a rising Asian middle class and new aircraft technology encourages [...] read more...

Govt considers an Au Pair visa; currently Au Pairs fall under the Working Holiday Maker Program

A special Au Pair visa to help make childcare more affordable­ so is being considered by the Turnbull government. Immigration and Border Protection Assistant Minister Alex Hawke is looking at [...] read more...

Christchurch NZ is open for business & BATCH formed to promote youth tourism by operators

Christchurch has a new voice in the youth tourism market, (BATCH) Backpacker & Adventure Tourism Christchurch has been formed to address several issues currently facing Christchurch and Canterbury tourism. The [...] read more...

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