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

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. […]

Retiring whale watch operator attributes backpackers to the company’s success

They’ve had a whale of a time but for Brian and Jill Perry, it’s time to sail away into the distance as they say goodbye to their Hervey Bay Whale Watch […]

New seasonal worker scheme to place Aussie job seekers on farms

Australian job seekers will soon be asked to fill a clear gap in farm labour, ins no small part caused by the backpacker tax. The Team’s Seasonal Workers Incentives Trial […]

When tourism ambassadors fail, who loses out?

Our homegrown Hollywood star promoting this country on Instagram is the stuff of tourism dreams, but what happens when they fail to do their job properly? Chris Hemsworth was given […]

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