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Captain Jack sells Fiji at travel expo

Backpackers treated themselves to free coffee, free BBQ and free travel advice at the Adventure Travel and Backpackers Expo at Sydney’s Town Hall last weekend. The Expo, sponsored by TNT Publishing and Hostelworld.com, attracted legions of keen travellers to meet and talk travel with more than 150 exhibitors from all over the world. A few operators took … Continue reading

Photo: Boy with brolly, HCMC, Vietnam

2011 Backpacker Industry Conference #1

The 2011 Adventure and Backpacker Industry Conference (ABIC) takes over Darling Harbour in Sydney later today. Delegates from all over Australia will hear from some of the industry’s leading lights on trends in the sector. Sessions will cover: the global economic outlook, backpacker travel patterns, managing online communities, changing consumer behaviour and marketing via mobile. Operators … Continue reading

Have you packed this essential travel kit?

No matter how much you prepare, you’ll always find that when you eventually get down to the business of travelling there will be something you absolutely wish you’d thought of packing for your journey. Luckily, in most cases, you’ll find what you need while you’re on the road. Here’s a few items I’ve picked up … Continue reading

Top five tips for long term travel

OK, so ‘top fives’ can get a bit tiresome, but here I’ve put together what I hope you’ll find are some unique and invigorating tips for long term travel: TIP#5: BE PREPARED Many first time travelers and even some of us more seasoned can be in for a shock when we arrive in a new … Continue reading

Car market for Sydney backpackers

23/08/11: Sydney backpackers get a car market – good news for backpackers, although there are already a number of car markets like this in Sydney. Buying a car is a great way to get around if you’ve just landed down under, you can pick up vehicles for a few hundred bucks – check out the Kings Cross … Continue reading

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