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 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

Byron Bay Council wants a tax on Airbnb beds

As the housing crisis reaches breaking point in the NSW tourist hotspot of Byron Bay, the local shire council is considering implementing a bed tax for visitors and a proper […]

Local fears that new St Kilda hostel will turn area into ‘trashy party town’

A soon to be built hostel on Punt Road in St Kilda is already a major cause for concern for the local council who believe the area will be ruined […]

Adventure Travel & Backpackers Expo is up For Sale / Seeking Offers

After three years of owning and running the Adventure Travel & Backpackers Expo, Stephen Choularton of OFM Exhibitions has put the business up for sale. An industry insider broke the […]

Gatton hostel owner fined (again) for unsafe conditions

Mayla Patterson, a hostel owner in Gatton Queensland, has been fined $50,000 and narrowly avoided jail time for failing to make her accommodation fire-safety compliant. If you think the name Mayla Patterson […]

Peter Dutton backtracks on planned reduction of WHM fee

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Dutton (pictured below), has announced that the Working Holiday Maker visa fee will not be reduced by $50, as part of the ‘backpacker tax […]

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