Zachary Harrison, 24
Tourism Management, Red River College
My travel style:
Authentic, off the beaten path.
Why I chose to study travel and tourism:
My mother has been in the industry her entire life and I saw the incredible experiences she had and people she met along the way, which inspired me to follow in her tracks. I also have a strong passion for travel, food, culture and adventure.
My dream job:
To own an adventure tour operator or work for Destination Canada.
Most exciting travel trend:
Local, experiential travel. It really helps travellers fully immerse themselves into the culture and everyday life of the destination they are visiting.
One thing I can’t travel without:
Music. I bring my iPod everywhere with me.
In 10 years I see myself:
Helping Winnipeg and Manitoba become major tourist destinations.
My favourite travel experience so far:
Backpacking Ecuador for three months, seeing the entire country from head to toe.
My next trip will take me to:
Bolivia. The utter beauty and vibrant culture have me itching to explore it.
My greatest achievement (so far):
Winning the Canadian National Soccer Championships and participating in Rendezvous Canada with Travel Manitoba.
Best piece of travel advice I’ve received:
Always carry a roll of toilet paper in your backpack when travelling abroad.
On my bucket list:
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro and participate in a big 5 safari in Tanzania.
Connect with me on instagram @zachharrison18