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

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What’s going on in New Zealand?

  MARKETING A hugely popular Chinese reality show shot in New Zealand could be worth $80m of advertising, as 300 million Chinese watched the first series.  New Zealand has became […]

AFTA’s new accreditation scheme

The Byte caught up with Jayson Westbury, CEO of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) yesterday and asked him some questions about the Travel Compensation Fund (TCF) and the […]

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Topdeck now 90% owned by Flight Centre

Travel company Flight Centre has defied predictions that bricks and mortar travel agencies could not survive the online onslaught by taking a majority stake in Topdeck. A deal that values […]

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Approval received to leave iPhones and tablets on inflight

Use of electronic devices for take-off have been approved by CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) for Virgin Australia and Qantas flights. CASA spokesman Peter Gibson said technological advancements had allowed for […]

ATEC values the Backpacker Youth sector

Given the imminent departure of ATEC’s Industry Development Manager and key supporter of backpacker tourism (Jennifer Woodbridge) and the recent arrival of ATEC’s new MD – Peter Shelley, it is […]

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