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

Backpacker has second year visa rejected because she was paid like a slave!

Earning slave wages is one thing, but to endure three months of it only to have your Second Working Holiday Maker Visa (subclass 417) rejected because of it is another. […]

Uber expands its offering into regional cities and is upsetting cabbies everywhere.

Love it or loathe it, the ride-sharing service Uber isn’t going anywhere and just announced plans to begin servicing the regional cities of Cairns, Wollongong, Townsville and the Hunter Valley. […]

Growers warned by officials to pay backpackers the correct pay rate

Growers are being warned to be careful that they are paying backpackers undertaking fruit picking work the right wages in a new government crackdown. Officials have reminded operators to be vigilant when […]

Could penalty rate cuts backfire on our tourism businesses? Have your say

Last week it was announced that Sunday penalty rates were to be cut by the Fair Work Commission. This means pay rates for full-time and part-time hospitality/retail workers will be cut […]

British backpacker is strumming up business for the Sunshine Coast

A song by British singer-songwriter Dan Horne has become the theme song of a new Visit Sunshine Coast advertising campaign. Dan, who know calls Alexandra Headland on the Sunny Coast home, wrote […]

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