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

First the backpacker tax, now working holiday-makers in retreat, but is that so!

Working holiday-maker applications are down by more than 4600 in the wake of the backpacker tax debacle, new figures show. But early indications suggest Tourism Australia’s $10 million tourism, campaign […]

Calls for ‘backpacker au pair’ visa and industry regulation

There have been calls to formalise the so-called “backpacker au pair” role and create a specific visa to ensure safeguards are in place for workers and families. There is a […]

SeaLink eyes profit lift and more acquisitions are likely

Ferry operator SeaLink Travel Group (owner of KIAT and Captain Cook Cruises) is expecting a lift in full-year profit and is keeping an eye out for new routes and aquisitions after […]

GUEST POST: How to improve yield and profits at your hostel

Running a hostel can be fun. You find yourself meeting new people every day, learning about their world, and helping them get the most out of their stay in your […]

Govt Byte: Doing business online safer, how cyber aware is your business?

The NSW Small Business Commissioner is the voice for small business in the NSW Government. We work with businesses, like yours, and with the businesses that you know, to best […]

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