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Power Shift at the White House: What Does the Future Hold for the Global Cultural Exchange Industry?

Twice in a matter of months, the ethos of our industry has been rattled by a political debacle. With a shift in power at the White House looming, it is safe to say that the majority of us are now questioning and feeling very concerned about what the future holds for...
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Australian Working Holiday Visa Rules Causing Chaos for Volunteer Working Groups

Complaints from volunteer organisations and small farm owners in Australia continue to grow as a result of strict Federal Government rules imposed on Australian Working Holiday 417 Visas. Volunteer groups say they’re lacking valuable workers because of new legislation...
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Backpacker Tax Decision Still Treats Tourism Industry as a Cash Cow

The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has said the decision to reduce the proposed 32.5 per cent backpacker tax to 19 per cent is a step in the right direction to fixing the problem but the Government’s blatant cash grab through the hiking of the Passenger...
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Iapa Au Pair of the Year 2016 Winner Announced – High above the Atlanta Skyline!

A heart-warming cultural exchange success story was revealed at the WETM-IAC 2016 Celebration Dinner last weekend, amidst stunning views of the Atlanta, Georgia skyline. The 12th edition of the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award has been awarded to German-born Robert...
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