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

Airbnb in hot water for ‘drip pricing’

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has found that Airbnb and eDreams have deceived Australians by slapping on sneaky fees to guest bookings. The Commission found both companies had engaged […]

Lyte Byte: Knowing your left from your right, isn’t always that easy

Tourism New Zealand is constantly urging foreign drivers to learn the road rules to aid traffic safety for the benefit of both for visitors and locals alike. But it seems […]

Hostels are now big business for Asian investors too

If you’re to believe the foreign investors, Australia’s tourism sector is booming. Recently yet another hostel was snapped up by an overseas buyer – Bounce in Sydney, was purchased by […]

Blow them a raspberry: are major supermarkets ripping off backpackers?

An investigation by Fairfax Media last week revealed 80% of the jobs advertised on Mandarin-language websites are targeting temporary foreign workers and  paying well below the national minimum wage. Some […]

WWOOF petition presented to higher places

This petition is beginning to gain momentum, with almost 5000 signatures it asks for immediate changes to recently announced Second Working Holiday Visa criteria. And pleads to the Minister for […]

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