Plan for fair hostels: MADEC proposes accreditation to protect backpackers

MADEC harvest labour services manager Scott Cameron says an accreditation program will be developed for Sunraysia backpacker accommodation providers.

MADEC harvest labour services manager Scott Cameron says an accreditation program will be developed for Sunraysia backpacker accommodation providers.

SUNRAYSIA’S harvest labour provider MADEC is hoping to work more closely with backpacker hostels to attract more working holiday-makers to the region.

About 10 backpacker hostel operators attended a forum in Mildura this week to discuss ways to improve the region’s reputation among international backpackers.

MADEC harvest labour services manager Scott Cameron said a small number of backpacker accommodation providers in Sunraysia in the past had done the wrong thing, which was tarnishing the image of other hostels.

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