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

NZ authorities ramp up efforts to stamp out ‘work for bed’ labour

New Zealand backpacker hostels now face big fines if they continue the long held tradition of casually offering travellers beds in exchange for labour (as reported in The Byte – […]

Is unfair treatment of WHM beginning to bite?

Key Points for WHM visas to June 2017. In 2016-17: a total of 211,011 Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visas (subclass 417 and subclass 462) were granted, a 1.7 per cent […]

NEW PRODUCT: Kymera Boards at Fitzroy Island Dive Centre

The Kymera is the most exciting of all the jet boards to ride! The Kymera Board is an Electric Jet Body Board. They are light weight and have a speed […]

Merry Christmas to all

and the very best for a prosperous new year. The Byte remains the eNews of choice for Australia’s backpacker and youth tourism sector and remains the world’s only eNews truly […]

WeChat: China’s tech juggernaut is making waves in Australia

In the middle of last year The Byte introduced readers to this new phenomenon. Now its better known we have sourced and update to see where its headed and what […]

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