Kristy Carstairs

Industry Relations Manager, Tourism Australia

Kristy has a long career history in Australia’s youth tourism sector and the global youth travel industry. Prior to assuming her post as Tourism Australia’s Industry Relations Manager for the youth sector nationally, Kristy spend more than ten years with Hostelworld Group, the largest global online booking platform for hostels. Earlier in her career she worked with Oz Experience and as a tour guide in several European countries. Kristy also served the Backpacker Operators Association of NSW for five years, three of those years as President.