Author's Profile

Alex Harmon
Alex Harmon is the former Editor of TNT Downunder and Backpacker Trade News. She left in 2013 to become the Editor in Chief of travel start-up - The Escape Lounge, which merged with hotel booking site Check-in.com.au in 2014. She is now the Deputy Editor of Practical Parenting Magazine where she often writes about travel with kids – in particular her 9 month old son. Plus does freelance travel writing here at The Byte. She has travelled extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and Europe - and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and insight into the backpacking and youth tourism sector. In her spare time, Alex enjoys surfing, reading, dining out and blogging about food. Follow her adventures on Instagram at @harmon_sandiego
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Recent Articles

Christchurch hatch plan to lure backpackers back to their city

  Members of the Christchurch backpacker industry want to see the city reborn as a destination for youth travellers, not just an airport gateway. All Star’s Inn manager Phil Leslie […]

Record numbers head to australia.com – what are they doing right?

The number of unique visitors to the Tourism Australia (TA) website is now at a record high after a new approach to attract audiences took them to new heights. Teaming […]

Should piece work rates be sent packing?

While those looking to combat backpacker exploitation want to ban it, some farms are keen to extend piece work rates from the field and into the packing sheds. The way […]

NSW government proposes big shake-up of short term rental hosts

A NSW Senate options paper on short-term letting will be released as soon as this Friday and looks to ease restrictions on holiday leasing providers such as Airbnb. To make […]

More horror stories emerge as there are calls for reform on the agricultural industry

  The mother of murdered backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 20, has been inundated with horror stories from backpackers who have travelled to Australia and experienced the “dark side” of farm work. […]

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