30 April 2008
Travel bloggers help shape and strengthen Australian tourism
People travelling to Australia are helping to change to backpacking industry with their travel blogs. Travellers touring the country on an Australian tourist and visitor visa have begun to cause change in the industry, with the travel industry taking pointers from these seasoned travellers and their online journals.
Increases in the number of people booking their holidays and hostels online has led some providers in Australia to take pointers from the travel blogs. Carmel Beattie, the New South Wales international marketing manager, said that it will improve the industry.
She added that the best providers are ones who take feedback on board and utilise it. "We have to provide really great experiences because if we're not they'll certainly be telling people," Ms Beattie added.
Those wanting to become part of this blogging boom may need to take an Australian ETA visa online application, to check the requirements of those getting the visa.
In related news, it was recently revealed that Australia is increasingly using social networking sites like MySpace to attract applicants, many of whon will arrive on an Australian working holiday visa.
Are you travelling to Australia- If so, you'll require an Australian travel visa. To apply for your travel visa instantly, complete the Australian Visa Bureau's online ETA application.