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

BYTAP reenergised – your panel is back with renewed energy & focus

The Backpacker Youth Tourism Advisory Panel (BYTAP) is back! And they have renewed energy and focus. There have been a few movers and shakers since the last pow-wow, but the same […]

Burdekin Shire Council condemns vile poster targeting backpackers

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin (pictured) has condemned a racist, anti-backpacker poster found in the Ayr CBD yesterday, declaring that those responsible do not represent the views of the […]

Price tag at Cape Hillsborough sunrise tour aims to protect animals and tourists

Operators of one of North Queensland’s top tourist attractions say they’ve had to slap a price tag on a previously free wildlife tour because of a massive influx of tourists […]

GUEST POST: Lost, hospitalised and then found in Sydney

All too often we hear the bad news stories about our backpacker friends as they work, travel and explore Australia. Of course the vast majority of what is going on […]

BYTE REPORT: WYSE Exchange Australia 2018

WYSE Exchange Australia returned to Sydney last week, a 3-day event with two days of B2B meetings (Tuesday and Thursday), various networking functions and the inbound youth tourism sector’s leading  […]

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