Dr Jeff Jarvis interviewed on Estonian TV
15th May 2014
Dr Jeff Jarvis and Dr Vicki Peel from the Graduate Tourism Program at NCAS are currently managing an ongoing study funded by Tourism Victoria entitled “Long Term Tourists – Short Term Migrants” focusing on the high yield Working Holiday Visa Makers (WHMs) sub segment of inbound youth tourism. So far the study has looked at the economic impact of WHMs in both regional Victoria as well as Melbourne.
In 2012/13 just under 250,000 WHM visas were issued to international visitors aged between 18-30 to travel and work in Australia with the visa a key factor driving the growth of Australia’s $3.3 billion backpacker industry. Previous research indicates that for every 100 WHM visas issued, over 6 full time jobs are created for Australians.
Here Dr Jarvis discusses the WHM visa on Estonian television’s business program ‘Kapital”, as between 2005 and 2013 over 7000 young Estonians have taken the advantage of the WHM visa and are re-invigorating the post war Estonian migrant communities in Australia as well as cultural and business links between the two nations.
(Interview starts approximately 2:20 in to the program)