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

REPORT: Backpacker and Adventure Industry Forum, hosted by YHA Australia

The Backpacker and Adventure Industry Forum, hosted by YHA was held this week at Byron Bay’s Community Centre. Approximately 150 delegates attended the event, mainly YHA hostel managers but also […]

Backpackers get set to see Australia with Whimit – travel without limit.

Greyhound Australia has launched an Australian-first unlimited coach travel product targeting the young, wild and free backpacker market. Whimit is a significant and unique travel experience innovation offering travellers newfound levels […]

In an increasingly cashless society, how many forms of payment are you taking?

We’ve all walked into shops around Australia and seen the sign on the counter or attached to the register says “cash only”. We can assume the only mean Aussie dollars […]

ABS, IVS and WHM stats to Dec 2017

The Department of Home Affairs WHV report for the six months ending Dec 2017 is not yet available. However, there is some useful data which can be sourced if you […]

NEW PRODUCT: New tours of Sydney’s surrounding regions

The boys and girls at Get Lost Travel Group (aka Wildlife Tours) specialise in affordable, quality, small-to-medium group tours that offer unique itineraries to showcase Australia’s diverse landscape and spectacular […]

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