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

New hostel planned for Redfern Sydney has ignited locals

Plans for a new backpackers hostel on Cleveland Street, Redfern have outraged local residents who are already unhappy with the disruption another nearby hostel causes. The proposed development of an […]

Sydney Hostel defends itself against hospitalised backpacker

  A Sydney hostel denies it is responsible for a German backpacker who ended up in hospital after being attacked by bed bugs. Sydney Backpackers, on Wilmont Street in central Sydney, says they showed […]

Turnbull Government to abolish 457 skilled migration visa, and says give jobs back to Aussies

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced he will axe the 457 visa program for skilled migrants in order to put Australian jobs first. He made the announcement today as part […]

Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary (owned by Merlin Entertainments Group) to close its doors

The iconic tourist attraction, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary will officially close its doors at the end of Summer 2018 after 50 years of business. Merlin Entertainments Group, which owns the tourist […]

Jailed tourism business owner fined over makeshift Sydney accommodation

A Japanese born businessman created a shanty town of tourist accommodation for travelers and foreign students in an old bus park in an industrial area of Sydney. In 2014 a […]

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