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Latest IVS stats for quarter ending September 2016

Australia is still a highly desirable country to visit. The main ‘backpacker’ findings are: Backpacker numbers are up 6% to 623 000 (WHV and Visitor Visas) from the same time [...] read more...

Stripper reveals there are scores of British backpackers secretly working as dancers

We all know thousands of British backpackers flock to ­Australia to enjoy our ­blazing sunshine and carefree ­lifestyles. But following the recent death of backpacker Stacey ­Tierney (pictured), News has [...] read more...

LYTE BYTE: Can you fish dance? Lets help start a new dance craze!

  This is what happens when two “slightly crazy”  Aussie tour guides decide to start a competition between themselves to see ‘who can start a viral dance craze’.  Posted on [...] read more...

Privacy concerns raised about Government register for backpacker employers

Concerns have been raised about how the Federal Government will use information provided by businesses who register themselves as employers of foreign workers. As part of the introduction of the backpacker [...] read more...

Backpacker’s hostel or hotel, there are advantages in both

Backpacker’s hostel or hotel: which one will fit a traveller’s budget and needs better? Travelling abroad, which may be the most enjoyable experience a person could have, can be too [...] read more...

PRODUCT UPDATE: Byron Bay YHA is undergoing a massive redevelopment

Byron Bay YHA is undergoing a massive redevelopment, with a brand new, three-storey, 36-bedroom wing in the works to increase the hostel’s capacity from 103 to 200 beds by next [...] read more...

Backpacker numbers down [in Victoria] as new tax rate comes in

Backpacker numbers in Victoria are still well below average for the time of year as fallout from the backpacker tax debacle continues. „It’ll be a few months into next year [...] read more...

WWOOF reignites its visa campaign as small organic farmers struggle

While the backpacker tax fiasco dominated headlines last year, there is another group of working holiday makers who say they have been forgotten. They are the ‘willing workers on organic [...] read more...

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