Travel Agent Appreciation
Travel Courier
Issue Date: May 07, 2020
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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