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Youth market looks to Feb bellwether for strength of recovery
25 Jan 2023   /

Youth market looks to Feb bellwether for strength of recovery

The race is on to attract backpackers and boost occupancy from late summer through to autumn.


Review 2022: BYATA leaders on clearing a path for the return of youth travel
19 Dec 2022   /

Review 2022: BYATA leaders on clearing a path for the return of youth travel

The association’s Brian Westwood and Chris Sperring say young travellers are an “incredibly valuable” segment for NZ.


Banks too slow to provide accounts for working holidaymakers – BYATA
8 Nov 2022   /

Banks too slow to provide accounts for working holidaymakers – BYATA

The Backpacker Youth Adventure Travel Association (BYATA) of New Zealand is asking major banks why they are preventing international working holidaymakers from receiving bank accounts.


Hostel outlook: Good times ahead after “brutal” pandemic
31 Aug 2022   /

Hostel outlook: Good times ahead after “brutal” pandemic

But cost pressures and corporate competition could shape the recovery for operators.


Time to build tourism bridges that reconnect with nature – Becken
30 Aug 2022   /

Time to build tourism bridges that reconnect with nature – Becken

Businesses need to rethink their products and offer an immersion experience that connects people with nature and puts regenerative tourism first.


Tourism must be “good for the soul” for Kiwis too – RealNZ CEO
29 Aug 2022   /

Tourism must be “good for the soul” for Kiwis too – RealNZ CEO

Experiences must be great for visitors and the environment but also create rewarding connections for Kiwis too, says Stephen England-Hall.


Backpackers can be regenerative tourism pioneers – TIA’s Ingram
26 Aug 2022   /

Backpackers can be regenerative tourism pioneers – TIA’s Ingram

Young travellers can lead the way to a more sustainable sector.


Value of youth travellers extends beyond single trip – BYATA
25 Aug 2022   /

Value of youth travellers extends beyond single trip – BYATA

Youth travellers spend more on average than Australian visitors and it is their lifetime value that is the real benefit.


BYATA conference to highlight value of youth in tourism rebuild
22 Aug 2022   /

BYATA conference to highlight value of youth in tourism rebuild

More than 100 people are expected at the conference in Auckland next week, which is based on the theme of embracing high-value youth within the rebuild of tourism.


Both Brains backs BYATA
16 Aug 2022   /

Both Brains backs BYATA

IT consulting and support business Both Brains has signed on as a silver sponsor for the upcoming Backpacker Youth Adventure Tourism Association Conference at Rydges in Auckland on 25 – 26 August.


NZ getting “absolutely smashed” by Aus – BYATA’s Westwood
1 Jun 2022   /

NZ getting “absolutely smashed” by Aus – BYATA’s Westwood

New Zealand tourism needs to step up and fight for overseas markets, says the association’s inaugural president.


Working holiday visa hurdles handbrake on arrivals – BYATA
28 Feb 2022   /

Working holiday visa hurdles handbrake on arrivals – BYATA

Almost 20k of the visas were approved before the borders shut and allowing them in could help alleviate worker shortages.


BYATA urges changes to govt’s re-opening plans
2 Dec 2021   /

BYATA urges changes to govt’s re-opening plans

The Backpacking Youth Travel Association of New Zealand says it wants sweeping changes to the government’s recently announced plans to reopen New Zealand to the world.


Youth sector shifting from ‘survival to recovery’ mode – BYATA
13 Aug 2021   /

Youth sector shifting from ‘survival to recovery’ mode – BYATA

A move from survival mode to recovery and new industry partnerships have been highlighted at the Backpacker, Youth and Adventure Tourism Association’s 2021 update.


Visa extensions not enough to plug labour gap – Sperring
21 Jun 2021   /

Visa extensions not enough to plug labour gap – Sperring

Hundreds of working holiday makers are heading to NZ from Aus but it won’t fill shortages, says BYATA’s chair.


Pay in wage subsidy… or in dole – BYATA’s call for support
24 Mar 2021   /

Pay in wage subsidy… or in dole – BYATA’s call for support

Govt will end up footing the unemployment bill if workers in the hard-hit youth sector lose jobs, says BYATA’s new chair.


Hospitality New Zealand and BYATA enter MOU
20 Nov 2020   /

Hospitality New Zealand and BYATA enter MOU

Hospitality New Zealand has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Backpacker Youth and Adventure Tourism Association.


Summer goal: Break even in hostels – Haka Tourism
9 Nov 2020   /

Summer goal: Break even in hostels – Haka Tourism

One of the hardest-hit parts of tourism is holding on for a quick rebound when international travel resumes.


BYATA, TNZ sign memorandum of understanding
4 Nov 2020   /

BYATA, TNZ sign memorandum of understanding

Under the memorandum, both organisations committed to jointly grow the value of international youth arrivals to New Zealand.


Tourism NZ, BYATA strengthen ties in “vital” market for recovery
17 Sep 2020   /

Tourism NZ, BYATA strengthen ties in “vital” market for recovery

Youth travel is going to be vitally important to the recovery, says TNZ director of commercial Rene de Monchy.


BYATA 2018: YHA, Go Orange, OGO comprise new board leadership
17 Aug 2018   /

BYATA 2018: YHA, Go Orange, OGO comprise new board leadership

YHA’s manager of hostel operations, Simon Cartwright, has been elected the new board chair of the   Backpacker Youth & Adventure Tourism Association.


BYATA 2018: TNZ pulls back from transient backpacker market
16 Aug 2018   /

BYATA 2018: TNZ pulls back from transient backpacker market

TNZ has refocused its backpacker strategy on the direct UK and German markets.


BYATA 2018: Industry in “huge state of flux” – Sanders
15 Aug 2018   /

BYATA 2018: Industry in “huge state of flux” – Sanders

The backpacker and wider tourism industry is in “a huge state of flux” and it was vital operators tackled complex issues together, an industry audience heard this morning.


Te Puia manager elected first female chair of BYATA
19 Sep 2017   /

Te Puia manager elected first female chair of BYATA

Rotorua’s Mary Tolley knows how important the backpacker market is to Rotorua and NZ, and now it will be part of her responsibility to help others realise it too.