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

TECH BYTE: Moving your website to https SSL – Tips n Tricks

This post describes some useful tips that might come in handy if you’re considering switching to the now commonly-used HTTPS to encrypt sensitive data. Question: “Should I switch over to HTTPS?” […]

Byron Bay tourism crunch: Mayor warns of a backlash if growth isn’t curbed

Famous as a backpacker and tourist destination, Byron Bay attracts more than two million visitors a year. But has a permanent population of just 10,000 and the town’s mayor is […]

Tourism Australia’s new behavioural characteristics based marketing, get it?

Tourism Australia has moved past appealing to broad demographics with a new focus on the „behavioural characteristics” of potential visitors. Speaking at a recent event, John O’Sullivan, managing director of Tourism Australia, told the […]

Exploitation or breaching your visa

Some of the most vulnerable workers in the Australian labour market are squeezed between a rock and a hard place. 46 international students and working holiday worker visa holders were […]

Great guest experiences begin with data

David Turnbull (pictured left) views his company as a disruptive force in hospitality, busy changing the mindset of how to acquire new business and retain existing. One of the big […]

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