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

Wicked Campers: John Webb apologises

Brisbane-based car rental company, Wicked Campers, has issued a formal apology to the woman whose petition over an offensive van slogan sparked uproar, and has committed to change slogans of […]

Illegal accommodation: Fires fuel further debate

Following up from our story two weeks ago (The Byte, 2 July 2014), this week yet another hostel housing backpackers and international students in Sydney has gone up in flames. […]

New Byron Bay Surf-Travel Experience

Byron Bay’s only beachfront hostel ‘Backpackers Inn on the Beach’ has teamed up with Byron’s original surf school, the ‘Byron Bay Surf School’ to create the first true beachfront surf […]

Northern Territory targets US youth

‘Adventure enthusiasts’ and the 18-35 year old market in the United States will be target audiences for the Northern Territory Government as part of its modified international marketing strategy. NT […]

South Australia desperate for seasonal workers

July 16th, 2014 Comment (1)

Harvest labour service MADEC says there is a lack of seasonal workers in South Australia’s Riverland region for the first time in years, with the service having difficulty filling some […]

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