Author's Profile

Mike Barrow
Mike arrived in Sydney in 1989 as a typical British backpacker with $17 and one phone number. He also decided Sydney was paradise living in a three bedroom unit with 17 other backpackers. He eventually managed to get a proper job in a small backpacking publishing company. After spending four years trying to get residency, Mike finally 'got in' and set up his own company, Travel Maps Australia in 1993. In 2000 the Company rebranded to THE WORD and in 2014 started The Byte. Mike lives in Sydney's northern beaches, keeps fit and healthy and wouldn't live anywhere else.

Recent Articles

TECH BYTE: Millennials influenced as much by YouTube as web reviews for travel decisions

Young travellers find themselves motivated by video content and online reviews in equal measures when selecting products for a trip. Research by Phocuswright found that the influence on an 18 to […]

Great Barrier Reef operators – you can help

Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef (CoGBR) is a movement which aims to engage the world with the future of the Reef. CoGBR want to cause action both locally and […]

TECH BYTE: Survey says in-destination activities are most popular among Millennials

iSeatz, the travel technology company powering ancillary product booking and merchandising, recently commissioned research to determine current perceptions and preferences regarding the sale of ancillary goods and services by accommodation […]

Authentic experiences top a millennial traveller’s bucket list

TOUR OPERATORS MAY NEED TO ADAPT TO THE CHANGING TRAVEL TRENDS OF TODAY’S YOUTH TRAVELLERS IF THEY WANT TO KEEP THEIR HEAD ABOVE WATER. At least that’s what new data […]

Is your business ready for the new influx of Chinese travellers?

The sixth annual Chinese International Travel Monitor released by Hotels.com™ has revealed that Chinese travellers are spending a whopping 28% of their income on average on international travel. They also […]

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