TAA welcomes Govt proposal to increase WHM visa flexibility

    Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) stated (06-Nov-2018) the Government’s proposal to increase flexibility of access to Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visas will provide a boost to Australia‘s tourism and accommodation sectors. “There is a real need to fill the labour and skills gap created by growth in hotel investment and overall visitor numbers nationwide”, TAA CEO Carol Giuseppi said. She noted a recent international visitor survey showed a decline in backpacker visits, nights and expenditure, particularly in regional Australia.