Tourism Australia reports that Youth Visitors to Australia as a proportion of total travellers to Australia, reached a stunning 31% in 2011 with 1,659,815 of these young adventurous travellers rushing to our shores, injecting much needed cash into our flagging tourism industry.
Tourism Australia’s fact sheet can be viewed on by clicking on this link: - CLICK HERE
I took the opportunity at this week’s Backpacker and Youth Industry Conference on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, to speak with Global Gossip Director and Chair of ATEC’s Backpacker Youth Tourism Advisory Panel, Peter Ovenden [left] and Base Backpackers Queensland and Chair of Backpackers Queensland’s Brendan McKenna, [right] about this booming sector and the conference.
To hear what they had to say and you will be amazed, click on the video box below:
Industry Insider Commentary and Opinion by John Alwyn-Jones, Global Travel Media Special Correspondent