AUSTRALIA’S backpacker tourism industry is facing the biggest crisis in its history, with many tour operators struggling to survive following big falls in young travellers.
The number of people staying in hostels has fallen by nearly seven per cent over the past two years, down from 593,000 per year in March 2010.
By Marina Thomas | News Limited Network
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I’ve recently come back from a well needed stay at a Yoga retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand (Samahita Retreat) where we trained in Ashtanga Yoga twice a day. As you can imagine, the food was delicious, organic and highly nutritious. However with all that training, my craving for something sweet was almost overpowering (and there is only so much honey you can put in a herbal tea!).
Amongst some of the incredibly mouth watering desserts available was a little beauty called a Cashew Nut Cup. Now why is this...Read More
So you’ve decided to travel to New Zealand for a backpacking experience of a lifetime? Great!
New Zealand really is the adventure capital of the world. It’s a popular place among backpackers and those with round the world tickets, as tourism in New Zealand really caters to the budget and backpacker minded.
NZ loves international travellers, so here are a few tips that will help you get the most out of your trip:
Smile! Kiwis are generally a friendly bunch and appreciate good...Read More
Posted on Tuesday 07 February 2012 in Australia
By Dylan Thomas
Exploring the 7.6 million square miles of Australia’s outback is a daunting task for any backpacker on a tight budget. Travelling between Melbourne and Sydney, the two most populous cities in Australia, can thin an already-slimming wallet. More backpackers are resorting to hopping on the train to get to-and-from ideal destinations, and hostels remain jam-packed with people trying to save a few dollars.
by Brooke | March 9th, 2011 | WhyGoAustralia | Are you currently planning your very first trip to Australia but realizing that Australia is a really big country? Are you starting to feel a little overwhelmed? It’s okay; I’ve been there. This is one gigantic and beautiful country – one that many people get but one opportunity to visit – so we want to make the most of the stay by seeing the best on offer. In addition to that, we also want to be prepared, which means knowing what to pack, how to get...Read More
…do a classic Kiwi holiday in your own country?
So instead of that long weekend or mid week somewhere on the islands, stay put in good old Aotearoa. Don’t get me wrong-a tropical beach with an abundance of cocktails at the tips of your fingers still sounds great, but haven’t we just crash landed in the era where the proverbial belt gets tightened a bit? So why not spend your well earned kiwi dollar right here in kiwi land and with doing so support the national...Read More