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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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
Fantastic blog by Benny Lewis , Original Story
That’s 416 weeks, or almost 3,000 days.
This is the amount of time that I have not had a fixed home; moving to a new country, culture and language every few months and taking absolutely everything I own with me. It has been a significant percentage of my life, and it’s still long from over.
I had actually done some travelling before – a couple of summers in the states, and an entire month already in Spain. But about this time back in...Read More
Jerome Luepkes is a Berlin-based business consultant and travel writer.
For most people, travel is about seeing new places, experiencing new things and meeting new people. Apart from the fact that travel can take time and cost money, there is also a small matter of what to take with you when you set out on your next expedition.
I believe that travellers can improve their overall experience by simply learning what to do without, and only taking those things which are essential for a safe and healthy...Read More
Often Transfercar receives questions about where you can park your car or campervan overnight for free. It’s fair enough we think, that if you already have a place to sleep in, you shouldn’t have to spend extra cash on accommodation, so we’ve found a website that that has the answers you seek:
The Department of Conservation (DOC rocks!!) manages over 250 vehicle-accessible camping areas on conservation land. Although not all of them are free, many are and others are really cheap. But remember, you...Read More
Transfercar is pleased to let you all know that 8 out of the 9 HAPNZ (Holiday Parks NZ) are now open and ready to take in visitors to the region following the devastating earthquake that hit Christchurch city on 22...Read More