Tom Griffiths, founder of the social networking site, recently bought by Flight Centre, told the Adventure and Backpacker Industry Conference in Sydney that travellers are increasingly posting negative reviews about Australia, saying New Zealand or South-East Asia are better. He says Australia’s east coast is becoming “the new Ibiza” – where British “lager louts” dominate. “It’s a nasty product to be likened to,” he said. See full story.

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