Working Holiday Makers encouraged to work in tourism

May 13th, 2021|0 Comments

BYTAP welcomes the Australian government’s announcement regarding visas, to encourage international students & Working Holiday Makers to work in tourism & hospitality.   Media clips from Home Affairs website and SBS below: https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/AlexHawke/Pages/support-for-australian-tourism-and-hospitality.aspx https://www.sbs.com.au/news/international-students-will-no-longer-face-a-cap-on-working-hours-for-hospitality-and-tourism-jobs

Full report on the youth tourism industry survey

March 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

One year on and the impacts of COVID-19 linger despite vaccinations, domestic marketing initiatives and the promise of international travel bubbles. With no clear roadmap until international borders reopen, many businesses across the inbound youth [...]

BYTAP nominated in The Global Youth Travel Awards

December 17th, 2020|0 Comments

  The Global Youth Travel Awards (GYTAs) formally recognise outstanding performers in across several fields of international youth travel and reward WYSE Travel Confederation members and other stakeholders in the youth, student and educational travel [...]

BYTAP supports the final report for the review into the Working Holiday Maker program

December 1st, 2020|Comments Off on BYTAP supports the final report for the review into the Working Holiday Maker program

The Joint Committee on Migration has released it's final report for the inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker Program. BYTAP supports the recommendations of their report and their comments around the importance of the Working [...]

Joint Media Release – BYTAP and NFF

October 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

Farmers have teamed up with the tourism sector to call for a controlled and COVID-safe restart of the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) Program. In pre-COVID times, backpackers could make up to 80% of a farm’s [...]

BYTAP Ministerial Letter

June 18th, 2020|0 Comments

Youth Tourism Sector issues under COVID-19   Dear Minister Birmingham, I am writing to you as a representative of BYTAP (Backpacker and Youth Tourism Advisory Panel). BYTAP was established as a sector advocacy group under [...]

Adventium Technology Correspondence

April 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Dear valued members and industry partners, Following the recent update from Adventium Technology (Website Travel) representatives of the Executive Committee from Adventure Queensland, Adventure Tourism Victoria and the Backpacker Operators Association of New South Wales [...]