Helpful or Harmful

A third of Aussies and half of Kiwis think they’re the best travellers in the world, yet only 1 in 5 of us tries to spend our money in a way that benefits local people.

So how can our actions match our intentions?

Come on a world tour with investigative journalist, Jan Fran, then ask: What sort of traveller are you?

Episode 1: Bali

A third of Aussies and half of Kiwis believe we’re seen as the best travellers in the world. So, why do a third of us actively avoid authentic local experiences when travelling overseas? Jan Fran explores one of our top holiday destinations to see if there's more to Bali than beers, bars and Bintang singlets.

“What makes a good tourist? A bit of respect.”

– Australian tourist

Episode 2: Nepal

Is there just one mountain in Nepal, or is there more to see at the top of the world? Jan Fran explores Nepal to learn more about the impact of world travel, in a place where locals say you can find your way to the top of Everest just by following the trail of garbage.

“Don’t travel alone. Take one guide and one porter – you’ll help to get jobs for local people”

– Maya Sherpa

Episode 3: Australia

Aussies and Kiwis love to travel, but how do we feel when the world comes to us? 9.2 million international visitors came to Australia in 2018, so do our expectations of tourists match our actions when we’re overseas?

“Spend some time really exploring and adventuring instead of just going to the place your friends told you about.”

– Councillor Amanda Finlay, Mayor of Shoalhaven City Council

Is it surprising that Aussies are often seen as heavy-drinking party people? And how many Kiwis do you think ask permission before taking a photograph? Find out how we see the world, and how the world sees us in this eye-opening survey then ask: What sort of traveller are you?

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