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BYTAP – what we are doing to help the youth tourism industry

Like many of you, the company I work for (AIFS) has been heavily hit by the pandemic. It has not been an easy three months – I have had to [...] read more...

Adopt a backpacker: Blampied couple open their homes and hearts to four young travellers

Susie Losa’s generosity has led her to finding her “COVID family”. Mrs Losa, and her husband, Jean Luc, have opened up their Blampied home to four backpackers seeking accommodation on [...] read more...

‘Adopting’ backpackers in Albany a positive experience for all involved

An Albany couple have opened their home — and their hearts — to a pair of backpackers left stranded by the coronavirus pandemic. Key points: Many backpackers chose to stay [...] read more...

Backpackers who stayed on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island amid COVID-19 weigh the cost

White sands, crystal blue waters and a small coronavirus-free community of 350 people: The choice facing a group of backpackers on Lord Howe Island has been to stay and wait [...] read more...

Taste the Barossa is choosing to push back against greed in the tourism industry!

Taste the Barossa is choosing to push back against a few greedy hotels in Adelaide. Sometimes you have to say no, that’s not in the best interests of the tourism [...] read more...

New backpacker app Backpicker aims to improving farm labour shortages

A former farm and mining worker hopes his new app will help ease labour shortages in Victoria’s north-west. Key points: Big demand in agriculture sector for foreign workers during picking [...] read more...

Coronavirus crisis a ‘heaven-sent opportunity’ to reset national park tourism, advocates...

As a national parks advocate, Nick Sawyer has been more frustrated than most by the coronavirus-crisis park closures, but he’s seeing them as a chance to rethink tourism. Key points: [...] read more...

NSW Government to fund crisis accommodation for international students through coronavirus pandemic

The NSW Government has announced it will fund temporary crisis accommodation for stranded international students. Key points: NSW Minister Geoff Lee says foreign students need a helping hand24/7 support service [...] read more...