Author's Profile

Chris Harrison
Editor of The Byte and he writes many of the articles. Chris spends most of his time marketing and writing for The Word and The Byte. Both are media and publishing brands in the youth & adventure tourism sector. Chris joined The Word in 2008 after tenures working with tour operators, accommodation providers and destination marketing offices in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. This experience is complimented by two degrees in tourism. The first he completed as its valedictorian and the second as an international student. Prior he backpacked Australia, the US, Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. He still stays in hostels, although its been a while since he slept in a 16-bed dorm. He has also group toured, FIT travelled, campervanned, hitch-hiked and cruised. He now splits his spare time between his growing family, some home DIY and playing competition golf badly.
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Recent Articles

German backpacker assaulted in ‘violent’ Sydney crime spree

Police are investigating a violent crime spree spread across several Sydney suburbs that left one German tourist severely injured in hospital. The 32-year-old man, who had only recently arrived in […]

WYSTC 2017 is all wrapped up. See you in Edinburgh for 2018!

Well over 500 youth, student and educational travel industry delegates from around the globe collected together at the Palais des congrès de Montréal and Hyatt Regency in Montreal, Canada. They […]

The message from the UNWTO at WYSTC 2017 – ‘the future of youth tourism is bright’

Eunji Tae (pictured) is the Coordinator, Knowledge Network of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). The UNWTO Knowledge Network helps generate the important discussions to bridge the fields of […]

Australians volunteer to help feed Montreal’s poor and families

WYSE Travel Confederation have a long-standing tradition of giving back to the community which hosts the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC). Each year delegates volunteer their first morning […]

The world’s first sand hostel is coming to the Gold Coast

Ice hotels are common in winter climates, but this is something new, its time for a sand hostel and its here in Australia. What a great idea! Located on the […]

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